Tuesday, March 22, 2011

It's been a while since I posted.  With volunteering at a music camp, traveling to Singapore and being sick for a few weeks, my motivation has been low.  Here's a list of books I finished, with a note or two.

Up Jim River by Michael Flynn
- decent sequel to The January Dancer.  Good to have read that book just before reading this one.

The Fifth Elephant by Terry Pratchett
- standard good book in the Discworld series

Innocent by Scott Turow
- surprisingly good sequel to Turow's most famous novel Presumed Innocent.

Hull Zero Three by Greg Bear
- OK generation ship story.  Oddly similar in feeling to the movie Pandorum.

The Science of Liberty by Timothy Ferris
- interesting take on the way the development of science and politics happened during the Enlightenment.  Makes the case that without the scientific advances, the political ones wouldn't have happened.

The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson
- good finale for the Mistborn trilogy