Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. So begins my third trip through Hogwarts...
Posted Sep 30 2015 - 06:11 PM
Posted Sep 30 2015 - 06:49 PM
I think the last time I posted here was April, so:
"World War Z" - Max Brooks: this was a real exciting read and I really liked the thoughful exploration of various aspects of a potential Zombie apocalypse. I can see how the author can say that the movie doesn't really have much to do with this book, but I still like both a lot.
"The Art of War" - Sun Tzu: I fully admit I learned more about Sun Tzu's work from the History Channel documentary and from the commentary in this editiion than by reading the actual book. *shrugs*
"Batman: Knightfall" Volumes 1 And 3: hey, no one said comic books don't count? I like the character of Bane and so really liked the first volume, but for some reason (maybe because I missed the middle part) I didn't enjoy the third as much, which involves Batman taking back the Batman mantel from Azrael.
Re-read "P.I.Guide to American History" - Tom Woods Jr.: Still a favorite of mine.
"Deadpool: Dead Presidents": Deadpool always makes for a good time, although I think I liked "Deadpool vs. Carnage" more than this volume.
"Get a Job from the Inside Out" - D. Alan Johnson: I liked this book.
"How to Write Like a Professional" by Barkas: I got this for a dollar at my library's used book store and I'll say that this is a pretty good book for hopeful writers (mainly non-fiction, but some good lessons for others). I do think that some chapters haven't aged well (like the one discussing how to adapt from a typewriter to a word processor) though.
"How the Irish Saved Civilization" - Thomas Cahill: it's odd because I typically like books that talk about lesser known parts of history, but this was just OK.
"Speak like Churchill, Stand like Lincoln" - James Humes: I generallly agree with the consesus that this is one of the best books for improving elocution and leadership in general.
I got half-way though "1984", but after a month I recently decided to start Timothy Zahn's famous "Thrawn trilogy".
Posted Oct 01 2015 - 08:59 PM
The othe day i finished Hyperion. A Sci-fi story of Six Pilgrims traveling the planet Hyperion to find the Time Tombs. The story is built from Six short stories that each of the pilgrims tale to each other. Surprise surpirse, all of the stories are related to the vary planet that they'll traversing. It was an interesting read. Some of the stories I felt fell flat but that could be me. The shrike was cool. I is some kind of killer robot that might be from the future? It's made up of spikes.
Early today I started a novella called the Talking Man. It's about a car wizard from the end of time. It's gonna be so zangy!
Posted Oct 03 2015 - 04:05 PM
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Now is when the series gets good.
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