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The End of Food

I recently finished Paul Roberts’ The End of Food.  Don’t read it.  I can sum it up in one word: DOOM. This book explores the current system of food production as it has moved from the western world and is … Continue reading

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The Perfect Thing

I read Steven Levy’s The Perfect Thing: How the iPod Shuffles Commerce, Culture, and Coolness.  It’s a fanboy’s paen to a favorite gadget. This book gives a good history of the iPod and a description of its cultural significance.  What … Continue reading

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Everquest 2

I tried out Everquest 2 last month.  It was okay but it didn’t impress me, so I won’t continue playing. I only made it to level 20 or so and didn’t do any dungeons.  I did not try out the … Continue reading

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Build It Right!

A few weeks ago I picked up Build It Right by Myron E. Ferguson from the library.  I am very impressed with this book. This book is a description of the things to watch out for when you’re building (or … Continue reading

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Grease Monkey

I finished off Grease Monkey today and I really enjoyed it. Grease Monkey tells the story of a young mechanic on a space station and the sentient ape who mentors him. This is a coming of age story, very much … Continue reading

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UBCD for Windows

Lately I’ve been getting stuck in the back of beyond with no Internet connection trying to fix computers. I made up a pack of utilities to help, but it seems that I always forget to include something. UBCD for Windows … Continue reading

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Blood and Iron

I gave up on reading Elizabeth Bear’s Blood and Iron last night. What killed the book for me were the constant obscure references to events that happened outside the book.  It was like eavesdropping on a couple of old friends: … Continue reading

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Where do you find out about new books?

Jo Walton asks, Where do you find out about new books? I find that online reviews are helpful, but frustrating. Usually when I spot a book that looks interesting I can’t pick it up at the library. I’m not at … Continue reading

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The Pirate and the Pagan

I read Virginia Henley’s The Pirate and the Pagan the other night.  If you thought Tess of the D’Urbervilles needed more sex scenes, more of Tess contributing to her own downfall, and a tacked-on happy ending, this is the book … Continue reading

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Name of the Wind

I read Patrick Rothfuss’ Name of the Wind a few days ago.  It was a decent book, but probably a couple hundred pages too long. Name of the Wind tells the story of Kvothe who has become a legend in … Continue reading

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Off Armageddon Reef

I read Off Armageddon Reef by David Weber this weekend. Not a terribly original story, but I enjoyed it a lot. The last survivors of humanity have fled to a distant world to rebuild after Earth was destroyed by implacable … Continue reading

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Jewels of the Sun Trilogy

I read Nora Roberts’ Jewels of the Sun, Tears of the Moon, Heart of the Sea trilogy a few days ago.  I enjoyed it, but not enough to go looking for more of her books. Each of the books tells … Continue reading

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The Veil Trilogy

I recently finished reading Christopher Golden’s The Veil Trilogy.  Quick review – it was okay, but not great. The story starts with Oliver Bascombe on the night before his wedding.  As he watches the storm outside blowing, a wounded man … Continue reading

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TÖRdötCÖM’s plans for ebooks

From the April 1 news, TÖRdötCÖM’s plans for ebooks sadly looks like many publishing companies plans for ebooks. (Hopefully they have a real plan for ebooks that will be implemented before the heat death of the universe.) Oddly enough, the … Continue reading

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Book Request Time Capsule

One of the things that annoys me about finding new books is reading a review of a book that sounds fascinating, going to the library to request it, and finding out that the library won’t have a copy for another … Continue reading

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Surgeon General

Kestrel has an Add-On Review: Surgeon General. This is an addon to simplify healer assignments in raids. Fortunately I don’t need to worry about healer assignments, but it’s worth noting for the heal leads out there.

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SF and Fantasy book reviews

Tor has a list of blogs and other sites that review SF and Fantasy books. This would be a great place to look when I want something new to read. I recently read a post talking about how annoying one … Continue reading

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First Run of Naxxramas

We ran Naxxramas for the first time last night.  It went very well.  We managed to clear the entire Arachnid Quarter in under 2 hours.  We were short of decursers so I opted not to try the Plague Quarter.  We … Continue reading

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Point of Honor

I finished reading Point of Honor and really enjoyed it.  I haven’t done much reading of noir mysteries, but this book seems to be a fine transposition of a noir story to regency England.  The romantic elements of the story … Continue reading

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Death from the Skies!

From this review, Death from the Skies! looks like a book I’d enjoy. Nothing like thinking about all the ways the world could end to brighten up a dull winter day.

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