Wednesday, August 24, 2011

This Week at the Library (24 August)


Yesterday I finally -- and grudgingly -- accepted the suggestion that I visit the doctor's office, where I was given pills. The prescription appears to be working, and so today I managed to go into town and pay a visit to the library.

I picked up:

  • The Gods Themselves, Isaac Asimov. This one has been recommended to me by numerous readers, though given my ambition of reading everything Asimov wrote, I would have gotten around to it anyway. (Yes, I'm serious about that goal, but no, I don't anticipate fulfilling it. The man wrote hundreds of books, many of which are out of print.) 
  • The Age of Faith, Will Durant. I seem to have gotten into the comfortable habit of checking this out, reading a few sections, and then returning it. 
  • Sharpe's Havoc,  Bernard Cornwell. This is set early during Sharpe's Napoleonic adventures, though I don't know where exactly in the chronology it fits.


I also expect to finish Astronomy Made Simple.  I have two reviews outstanding -- The Third Chimpanzee, which is over a month overdue, and The Big Rock Candy Mountain.

3 comments:

  1. SC said: Sharpe's Havoc, Bernard Cornwell. This is set early during Sharpe's Napoleonic adventures, though I don't know where exactly in the chronology it fits.

    It's between 'Rifles' and 'Eagle'.

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  2. I THINK I've read "Rifles". I know I've watched the movie, at least. It's the one where they try to rescue the magic flag and incite a rebellion...I think.

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  3. Ah-hah. I HAVE read Sharpe's Rifles, and it follows Sharpe's Prey in chronological sequence, so hurrah for me I haven't jumped ahead.

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