Now that I'm on a two week break (Well, one week now) from my school work and without cable, I can focus on reading some books that I want to read.
Currently, I'm about halfway through Halting State, by Charles Stross. It's a fascinating read, and once I finish it, hopefully tonight or tomorrow, I'll be writing up a review for it. I also picked up a biography of Charles Schulz entitled Schulz, which is really fascinating. After that, here's what I've got my by list:
- Thirteen, Richard K. Morgan - A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin * - Blood and Thunder, Hampton Sides - Salt: A World History, Mark Kurlansky * - Western Warfare, Jeremy Black * - Edison's Eve, Gaby Wood - Summer Knight, Jim Butcher - Paris 1919, Margaret Macmillan and Richard Holbrooke
Those were the ones that I want to get to first, although I have another book on the way that I want to get to first when it comes in, called The Alchemy of Stone by Ekaterina Sedia. There's also a new Star Wars book that came out last week, and one due out this Tuesday. After that, these are the rest of the list that I'll get to as some point:
- The Ten Cent Plague, David Hajdu - Mao, Jung Chang - A Crack in the Edge of the World, Simon Winchester - The Day of Battle, Rick Atkinson - Woken Furies, Richard K. Morgan - Generation Kill, Evan Wright - Ike, Michael Korda - Girl Sleuth, Melanie Rehak - Theodore Rex, Edmund Morris - A Civil Action, Jonathan Harr - John Adams, David McCullough - Heart-Shaped Box, Joe Hill - Devices and Desires, K.J. Parker * - Redcoats, Stephen Brumwell - The Big Red One, James Wheeler - Fury, Aaron Allston - Inferno, Troy Denning - Revelation, Karen Traviss - Invincible, Karen Traviss - Command Decision, Elizabeth Moon - Marque and Reprisal, Elizabeth Moon - Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, Susana Clark * - Flu, Gina Kolata
* = Already started, just haven't finished.
For Class next seminar:
- Makers of Modern Strategy, Peter Paret - The Sling and the Stone, Col. Thomas Hammes
It's quite a list, and I'd love to be able to finish it before the end of the year. I really want to get to some of these books. They've been sitting on my shelves for ages, and some are supposed to be really, really good.