On a slightly less introspective note, I have been doing things other than just hunting for “the next great thing.” I have taken this as an opportunity to try to catch up on the stacks of books that have pilled up over the last year. I thought I would highlight a few that I have finished lately that are worth mentioning. No spoilers, just recommendations.
- The Road – Cormac McCarthy – Hauntingly wonderful, I could not put it down.
- The Accidental Time Machine – Joe Haldeman – Light reading but fun.
- Thirteen – Richard K. Morgan – He had a lull in quality, but I think he is picking up again.
- Halting State – Charles Stross – Fun tech mystery
- The Nine – Jeffrey Toobin – Good read even if the author had an evident bias. (And I was tickled by the most likely unintentional ode to Tolkien in the title.)
- Blink – Malcolm Gladwell – Seriously makes you think. Successor to The Tipping Point.
Beyond reading books, there are plenty of tech issues to keep abreast of; I have started looking at the topic for my Master’s project and will hopefully be nailing that down soon. There have been camping trips (pictures here and here) and lots of other excitement.
Never a dull moment here in sleepy Williamsburg.