I just finished reading Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base, by Annie Jacobsen. [Amazon] Lots of previously-unknown history. It’s a good book, even if there aren’t enough aliens.
In my own defense, I can point out that I have also written heartwarming books where people return from the dead. Usually to eat the living, it’s true, but surely that is a quibble — a miracle is a miracle.” — Stephen King, in his article ‘A History of Violence’
This past week, I read Practices of an Agile Developer, not because I’m currently employed as a developer, nor because my employer uses them, but because I believe the guidelines are good ones to be practiced no matter what the profession. Check out some readers’ notes, then invest some time in the book yourself, especially […]
There’s another “thing” making the rounds. 15 Favorite Books: “Don’t take too long to think about it. Fifteen books you’ve read that will always stick with you. First fifteen you can recall in no more than 15 minutes.” Here’s my list: The Shack – William P. Young The Gunslinger (and the rest of the Dark […]
Library Journal has released it’s list of the Best Audiobooks of 2008. I’m a bit embarrassed to say that I’ve not read or listened to even one of these yet. Yet.
Wow, it’s been over a year and a half since I read Daemon and recommended it here. It’s a great book and I’m glad to introduce it to other new readers. It’s fascinating to see how often conversations these days wander near people’s fear of — or complete trust in — technology; those are great […]
I read books, quite a few of them in fact, and as I’ve written before I find a number of them through friends and their suggestions. Well, now Tony Dye has one for us: How to Read a Book. How to Read a Book. Huh? Did I get that right – a book called How […]
I stopped by to see my friends at Tomorrow Pictures the other day. Drew was busy working with some footage from Australia down in the editing room, so rather than interrupt his train of thought I just hung out in his office and took the opportunity to browse his bookshelf, looking for something I hadn’t […]
On a lighter note, I read book 5 – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – last weekend and saw the movie this past week. The book was, of course, much better than the movie. I understand that parts of the book needed to be cut to fit a script into a reasonable […]
Salon: We are meant to be here [physicist Paul Davies’] new book, “The Cosmic Jackpot,” will challenge even the most open-minded readers. Without ever invoking God, Davies argues for a grand cosmic plan. The universe, he believes, is filled with meaning and purpose. Sounds interesting. Added to my to-read list.