Reading

I read Ill Wind by Rachel Caine last night. It was pretty good, and I hope to read the others in the series soon.

I’m still slogging through The Assassin’s Edge: The Fifth and Final Tale of Einarinn. The fourth volume, The Warrior’s Bond, was better than the third but still wasn’t as engaging as the first or second volume. I’ll give McKenna’s other books a look, but I don’t know that I’ll buy them.

I read Dead Beat, from Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files, earlier this week. It was very good. I do hope he keeps writing about Dresden, despite his new series (The Codex Alera, I think).

Merry Gentry’s life also entertained me at some point this week in A Stroke of Midnight. But why do they sell those books as novels, rather than as serials? I did enjoy it much more than the latest Anita Blake novel.

Maybe that series would work well as graphic novels? They’d be even shorter, though, since all that description would be cut out.

I absolutely want this book: The Science in Science Fiction : 83 SF Predictions that Became Scientific Reality by Robert Bly.1Note: My expressions of desire for any object should NEVER be taken as a request for anyone to get them for me!

This one looks like good reading, too: Able: How One Company’s Disabled Workforce Became the Key to their Extraordinary Success by Nancy Henderson Wurst.

I collected a pretty good list of books and authors I want to check out and started prowling through various library systems’ catalogs to request them. That should keep me busy for a bit.

Actually, curiousmay9 and I are headed upstairs as soon as things cool down a bit and I’m going to start adding her books to the Readerware database. I’m unlikely to need anything else to read for a good long time once I get into those shelves. I’d be raiding them frequently if it weren’t for the silly mobility problems.

Speaking of Readerware, when I cataloged most of the books, the comments/descriptions from Amazon were automatically imported to the description field for most of the books. They’re usually too long and full of stuff I don’t really care to have in there, like book reviews, so I’m also going through and editing the descriptions. The length wouldn’t be such a big deal, except that I carry the databases around on my PDA. Any suggestions as to sites with short, concise descriptions of books?

Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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