This year has just flown by! And, what’s more and just as exciting, I’ve done a great job with my reading schedule!
As a reward, I’m reading ‘Whatever the hell I please’ this month. So here’s a hodge-podge of stuff, fresh from what I want to do. 🙂
The Robots of Dawn – Isaac Asimov
If you’ve followed me for long, you know I’ve read all the previous books in Asimov’s Robot series. You also know that I’ve liked them all, and you know that I’m aware Asimov’s later works kind of go off the rails and start doing crossover-fanfic level of stuff. Well, I think this entry is where that starts, but I felt like trying anyway. Screw it. Let’s see if this one’s as bad as the Foundation series where the crossover fanfic type stuff starts happening.
Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
I’ve never read this sucker before because my high school was weird and we had waivers to avoid reading anything our teachers didn’t want us to read. I think we read The Chocolate War instead, or perhaps Something Wicked This Way Comes. Either way, this book is supposed to have a lot of messages about censorship, writing, and thought. I’m not sure how I feel about that, but I think I need to read this in order to be up to par compared to my well-read cohorts.
The Alienist – Caleb Carr
I thought this one looked pretty legit when I came across it on accident at the library. And what’s more? IT HAS THEODORE ROOSEVELT. One of the few ways you can convince me to read a book faster would be to include Andrew Jackson. Anyway, this is about solving a series of gruesome murders during the time Roosevelt was police chief of New York. It seems like it’s pretty diverse, and I’m a bit excited to see where this weird book goes! I hope it’s like Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell in some of its qualities!
The Leftovers: Something from YOU?
Do you have a published book and a method of purchasing it that isn’t sketch as hell? I need indie books to read next year, and those slots will be opening before you know it! Let me know if you have something you’d like me to peruse!
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