Wednesday, December 8, 2010

This Week at the Library (1 Dec. - 8 December)

This past week I continued in Bernard Cornwell's excellent Saxon Chronicles with The Pale Horseman, started the Typhon Pact series and declared myself ~Caught Up~ in trek lit with Zero Sum Game by David Mack, and finished The Earth Shall Weep, a brutal history of native America interactions with European colonists, U.S. settlers, and a federal government hell-bent  on effecting their total assimilation.  I also read most of The Grand Design, and will finish it off soon -- possibly tonight.

Next Week's Possibilities:

  • The Grand Design, Stephen Hawking. I could have finished this last night, but I loaded up Civilization III and was soon knee-deep in the conquest of another continent. I'm only short forty pages, though, so that will be finished soon.
  • The Lords of the North is next up in the Saxon Chronicles, and I'm looking forward to it. 
  • Possibly reading Kobayashi Maru by Michael A. Martin and Andy Mangels and thus continuing in on the Enterprise relaunch. I'd like to finish off the relaunch before the New Year,  though admittedly that's a fairly arbitrary goal. Another Enterprise book won't be released until late in 2011. 
  • The Mind's Eye by Oliver Sacks is also of interest.
  • I need to jump into The Eye of the World, which a couple of friends have asked me to try.
  • I'll be distracted by Coal: A Human History, though. Mm -- nice shiny coal. 
  • And I'll be reading from The Confessions by Augustine. 


  1. That's a very interesting list of possibilities. Haven't read any Cornwell yet, but I've got The Archer's Tale in my TBR stack for next year. I don't usually read a lot of historical fiction, but the Grail Quest series sounds like something I could get into. I'll have to take a look at the Saxon Chronicles, too.

  2. I read the Archer's Tale without having read any of the other Grail Quest books and enjoyed it thoroughly -- it's why I started on the Saxon Chronicles series to begin with. They've been lively books to enjoy.


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