Cyteen

May. 30th, 2017 11:43 pm
aota: (I love books)
Finished up Cyteen by C.J. Cherryh today. A very impressive book. It did a great job both keeping me entertained and making me think about the subject matter of the book. I loved how we are introduced to the main character then she dies and then were are told how she grew up through how they raised her clone. They wanted her to be raised how her predecessor was hoping that she would be a genius too. Very interesting and cool ideas and the author pulls it off very well.

One of my co-workers retired today. I envy Kim her new found freedom. She's planning to start writing full time now.
aota: (I love books)
This was on of the shorter Myth books and also a start to stories staring the other characters to M.Y.T.H Inc. All the stories were amusing but the book does end in a bit of a downer. As Skeeve and Aahz relationship ship seems to be falling apart and something bad is happening in Skeeve's home dimension of Klah. Fun book but seems more of a set up for the next ones than a continuation of the series.

Reading

Mar. 4th, 2017 12:03 am
aota: (I love books)
Currently listen/re-reading A Matter for Men by David Gerrold. Read this when I was in the Air Force so this is pretty much a review for me and I like listening to books I have already read since I can hear how names and places should be pronounced. Funny early in the book we are introduced to Dr. Obama I know I pronounced this wrong back when I first read it in 1989.

I'm also reading Exiled (Clan of the Claw, #1). This is a shared world that the dinosaur killer asteroid didn't hit the earth and dinosaurs continued to evolve along with an intelligent cat like humanoid race. It's basically cat-folk versus dino-folk. First two stories have been fun.

December

Dec. 1st, 2014 09:13 am
aota: (illuminati Xmas)
The year is in it's final month and we have been very busy for awhile now. Finished building all the shelves that we currently have. M got all the Blu-rays, DVDs and CDs in order. We can now find stuff which is great. Down in the Man Cave put up some of the same shelves down here although these are white. Got all my Manga in them and in order too. Need more shelves for the paperback collection but those can wait until next year. Putting things away and removing boxes really helps make are house feel more like home.
aota: (Caution zombies)
Decided to read/listen to Pride and Prejudice, love my audio books, before reading Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. It was actually very good. Austen's use of language is just delightful. Although in several places I really wanted to knock some sense into Lydia Bennet and her mother. Just for all the trouble they cause and the frivolous way they won't take any responsibility for their own actions. Started Pride and Prejudice and Zombies today and I'm finding it just as delightful with the added dose of some graphic horror and action. Elizabeth kicks serious ass in this book. Looks like its going to be adapted into comics and a movie. Just when you think it can't get weirder here is.....


aota: (Insane Hunger for books)
First edition of every Hugo and Nebula Award Winner for $116,530

I think I'm going to make a personal goal of try to read as many of these books as I can. No time limit, this is just something I want to do. I can see from the list I have already read several of them. Also some of these might be hard to find now.

aota: (Insane Hunger for books)
Another busy day. Monitor for one of the Localizers was acting flaky. Turns out that its antenna was covered in ice. Ended up changing out a blower fan in the VOR today. The monitor for the localizer is at the VORTAC and when I walked in today it was screaming. The bearings in the fan were failing and this is its way of telling me. Changed it out since I had already ordered a new fan figuring I would change it soon. The old fan was nasty. Not sure how long its been in the VOR but there must have been at least ten or more years of dirt on it. Very nasty.

While doing a software upgrade on the ARTS radar system I was listening to George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones. He is very harsh with some of his characters. I had one of those I'm warming up to this character moments and then some thing bad happened. 
aota: (It's Winter Charlie Brown)
Snow blew and did lots of shoveling this morning. Then spent the rest of the day in the house. Watched some anime, made some dinner and relaxed.
Finished reading The Light Fantastic by Sir Terry Pratchett finished the The Colour of Magic last month. Its funny I've been meaning to read it for years, since I picked up several of the Discworld books while stationed in England which was almost 20 years ago. Anyway I really enjoyed both the books. Lots of funny moments.

New book

Sep. 1st, 2006 11:41 pm
aota: (I love books)
Bought a new book today. Phule's Errand by Robert Asprin and Peter J. Heck. Reviews haven't been good for this one but I've usually enjoyed the books in this series. They make for nice light reads. The books also remind me of several Traveller Games I've played in.

I started wearing glasses to read. I use those cheap reading glasses you can get from just about any drug store. I use the lowest strength they have. I'll get real ones after my tax exempt insurance thing kicks in again in October. They do make it easier to read, don't have to hold the book so far away from my face anymore.

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