Book Log

Jan. 2nd, 2008 09:27 am
mikekn: (Books)
Wow, 2007 was a spectacularly bad year for getting books read. Here is my short year in review:

March
1. The Vesuvius Club - Mark Gatiss
July
2. The Devil in Amber - Mark Gatiss
3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J.K. Rowling
August
4. Glasshouse - Charles Stross
5. Thursday Next: First Among Sequels - Jasper Fforde
6. You Suck - Christopher Moore
September
7. The Sharing Knife: Legacy - Lois McMaster Bujold
8. The Fourth Bear - Jasper Fforde
9. Set This House in Order - Matt Ruff
October
10. Making Money - Terry Pratchett

The only good thing I can see is that I didn't buy that many books either (about 2 dozen all year)

The last book I started (Pynchon's V) was too heavy for the times I was reading. I had mostly been reading at night before going to bed, which works find with a lot of the books I read, but V requires more attention. I've decided to put it aside for now and start something else. With luck and effort 2008 will be a better year for reading.

Book Log

Jan. 2nd, 2008 09:27 am
mikekn: (Books)
Wow, 2007 was a spectacularly bad year for getting books read. Here is my short year in review:

March
1. The Vesuvius Club - Mark Gatiss
July
2. The Devil in Amber - Mark Gatiss
3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J.K. Rowling
August
4. Glasshouse - Charles Stross
5. Thursday Next: First Among Sequels - Jasper Fforde
6. You Suck - Christopher Moore
September
7. The Sharing Knife: Legacy - Lois McMaster Bujold
8. The Fourth Bear - Jasper Fforde
9. Set This House in Order - Matt Ruff
October
10. Making Money - Terry Pratchett

The only good thing I can see is that I didn't buy that many books either (about 2 dozen all year)

The last book I started (Pynchon's V) was too heavy for the times I was reading. I had mostly been reading at night before going to bed, which works find with a lot of the books I read, but V requires more attention. I've decided to put it aside for now and start something else. With luck and effort 2008 will be a better year for reading.

Book Log

Oct. 8th, 2007 02:11 pm
mikekn: (Books)
10. Making Money - Terry Pratchett [739/1623]

More fun in Terry Pratchett's Discworld. This volume brings back Moist von Lipwig from "Going Postal" and sets him on the banking industry. Fairly typical Pratchett fare, which for me is still better then a lot of other stuff out there.

Book Log

Oct. 8th, 2007 02:11 pm
mikekn: (Books)
10. Making Money - Terry Pratchett [739/1623]

More fun in Terry Pratchett's Discworld. This volume brings back Moist von Lipwig from "Going Postal" and sets him on the banking industry. Fairly typical Pratchett fare, which for me is still better then a lot of other stuff out there.

Book Log

Sep. 30th, 2007 10:58 am
mikekn: (Books)
9. Set This House in Order - Matt Ruff [740/1623]

[livejournal.com profile] matt_ruff's third novel is the story of two people with multiple personality disorder. Andrew knows he is a multiple, but doesn't know all of his body's history. Penny is just learning that she is a multiple, and some of her personalities have asked Andrew to help her come to terms with it. But that is only part of the story. Another excellent novel from Matt Ruff. His next book is out now, and I don't know if I'll be able to resist reading it as long as I did this one. I really enjoy his books, but new ones don't come along very often, so I tend to save them :)

Book Log

Sep. 30th, 2007 10:58 am
mikekn: (Books)
9. Set This House in Order - Matt Ruff [740/1623]

[livejournal.com profile] matt_ruff's third novel is the story of two people with multiple personality disorder. Andrew knows he is a multiple, but doesn't know all of his body's history. Penny is just learning that she is a multiple, and some of her personalities have asked Andrew to help her come to terms with it. But that is only part of the story. Another excellent novel from Matt Ruff. His next book is out now, and I don't know if I'll be able to resist reading it as long as I did this one. I really enjoy his books, but new ones don't come along very often, so I tend to save them :)

Book Log

Sep. 18th, 2007 06:07 pm
mikekn: (Books)
8. The Fourth Bear - Jasper Fforde [739/1621]

Book two of Jasper Fforde's Nursery Crime series. The Gingerbread man is on the loose again, and someone has murdered Goldilocks. It's up to inspectors Jack Spratt and Mary Mary to solve the crimes and save the day.

Book Log

Sep. 18th, 2007 06:07 pm
mikekn: (Books)
8. The Fourth Bear - Jasper Fforde [739/1621]

Book two of Jasper Fforde's Nursery Crime series. The Gingerbread man is on the loose again, and someone has murdered Goldilocks. It's up to inspectors Jack Spratt and Mary Mary to solve the crimes and save the day.

Book Log

Sep. 2nd, 2007 10:55 pm
mikekn: (Books)
7. The Sharing Knife: Legacy - Lois McMaster Bujold [739/1620]

Book two (of two) in the Sharing Knife series does not disappoint.

Book Log

Sep. 2nd, 2007 10:55 pm
mikekn: (Books)
7. The Sharing Knife: Legacy - Lois McMaster Bujold [739/1620]

Book two (of two) in the Sharing Knife series does not disappoint.

Book Log

Aug. 29th, 2007 09:31 pm
mikekn: (Books)
6. You Suck - Christopher Moore [740/1620]

A little light reading. You Suck is the vampire love story sequel to Christopher's vampire love story Love Bites. Most everyone is back from the previous book, along with some cool new folks, giving us a quick but fun romp around San Francisco. (Always good to check in on the Emperor...even if he has those damn dogs with him).

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Aug. 29th, 2007 09:31 pm
mikekn: (Books)
6. You Suck - Christopher Moore [740/1620]

A little light reading. You Suck is the vampire love story sequel to Christopher's vampire love story Love Bites. Most everyone is back from the previous book, along with some cool new folks, giving us a quick but fun romp around San Francisco. (Always good to check in on the Emperor...even if he has those damn dogs with him).

Book Log

Aug. 26th, 2007 08:52 pm
mikekn: (Books)
5. Thursday Next: First Among Sequels - Jasper Fforde [741/1620]

Book five of the Thursday Next series - this one takes place several years after the previous books, and is the first book in a new series of stories. More fun with books and the BookWorld.

Book Log

Aug. 26th, 2007 08:52 pm
mikekn: (Books)
5. Thursday Next: First Among Sequels - Jasper Fforde [741/1620]

Book five of the Thursday Next series - this one takes place several years after the previous books, and is the first book in a new series of stories. More fun with books and the BookWorld.

Book Log

Aug. 18th, 2007 05:58 pm
mikekn: (Books)
4. Glasshouse - Charles Stross [741/1619]

I picked this book up in the airport at Chicago - I had finished the book I brought along and had failed to bring a second. I've not previously read any of this author's work, but I recognized his name from a book that was recommended to me (Accelerando).

Excellent SF story, set in a well fleshed out world. It wouldn't surprise me to find out that he has other books set in this world (hmm...should check that...nope looks like it is a stand alone - even more impressive then)

Book Log

Aug. 18th, 2007 05:58 pm
mikekn: (Books)
4. Glasshouse - Charles Stross [741/1619]

I picked this book up in the airport at Chicago - I had finished the book I brought along and had failed to bring a second. I've not previously read any of this author's work, but I recognized his name from a book that was recommended to me (Accelerando).

Excellent SF story, set in a well fleshed out world. It wouldn't surprise me to find out that he has other books set in this world (hmm...should check that...nope looks like it is a stand alone - even more impressive then)

Book Log

Jul. 25th, 2007 09:19 am
mikekn: (Books)
3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J.K. Rowling [741/1618]
Yep, read it.

Book Log

Jul. 25th, 2007 09:19 am
mikekn: (Books)
3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J.K. Rowling [741/1618]
Yep, read it.

Book Log

Jul. 16th, 2007 07:33 am
mikekn: (Books)
2. The Devil in Amber - Mark Gatiss [741/1617]
Yes, that's right. I've finally read a second book this year. God that sucks (not the book - it was great).

The second Lucifer Box book from Mark Gatiss is just as much fun as the first one. Lots of good twists and some great lines. The opening paragraph to the book is: "He was an American, so it seemed only fair to shoot him."

Book Log

Jul. 16th, 2007 07:33 am
mikekn: (Books)
2. The Devil in Amber - Mark Gatiss [741/1617]
Yes, that's right. I've finally read a second book this year. God that sucks (not the book - it was great).

The second Lucifer Box book from Mark Gatiss is just as much fun as the first one. Lots of good twists and some great lines. The opening paragraph to the book is: "He was an American, so it seemed only fair to shoot him."

Book Log

Mar. 25th, 2007 11:56 am
mikekn: (Books)
I'm post dating this entry so that when I look back it will be in the right month.

1. The Vesuvius Club - Mark Gatiss [736/1611]
This book came recommended to me by someone waiting in line at the Christopher Moore signing. We were all swapping authors to read while waiting for the next Moore book :) I recommended Jasper Fforde - who it turns out has a blurb on the cover of The Vesuvius Club, so I saw that as a good sign. Mark has also been writing some of the new Doctor Who novels - I haven't read any of them, but I've heard good things about them.

I read it during our trip to Vegas - greatly enjoyed it too. I'll definitely be picking up the next book in the series.

Book Log

Mar. 25th, 2007 11:56 am
mikekn: (Books)
I'm post dating this entry so that when I look back it will be in the right month.

1. The Vesuvius Club - Mark Gatiss [736/1611]
This book came recommended to me by someone waiting in line at the Christopher Moore signing. We were all swapping authors to read while waiting for the next Moore book :) I recommended Jasper Fforde - who it turns out has a blurb on the cover of The Vesuvius Club, so I saw that as a good sign. Mark has also been writing some of the new Doctor Who novels - I haven't read any of them, but I've heard good things about them.

I read it during our trip to Vegas - greatly enjoyed it too. I'll definitely be picking up the next book in the series.

Book Log

Mar. 9th, 2007 03:42 pm
mikekn: (Books)
Hmm... well doesn't that suck. I've not yet finished a book this year. Between my work hours and other projects, I've barely picked up the book I started at the end of December.
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