I recently went shopping for some new ebooks for my iPad, and decided to look up a few of my favorite authors. Surely, I thought, David Brin must have a new book out by now. And it’s been a while since I checked up on John Scalzi. In every case I found that my favorite … Read more
Summer 2011 is well underway, and so is my summer reading list. While some summers I know exactly what I’m reading in the spring, this summer I stumbled into my reading list. Work’s been crazy busy (leading to June’s deficient of posts at Nuketown) but even with a high workload my brain demands an escape to my summer reading list.
I’ve divided my reading list into two parts: The Summer List and the Island List. The Summer List consists of books I’ll be reading throughout the summer, from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The Island List is a subset of books that I’ll be taking to Butler Island on Lake Champlain with me for my much-needed, oft-dreamed of summer vacation.
You can follow my progress through my Summer Reading list on GoodReads, the social networking site for bookworms.
For the last two years my family’s been invited to vacation with our friends at their cabin on Lake Champlain, a cabin with an outhouse, battery-powered appliances, minimal internet connectivity and a hammock. It is, in short, the perfect place to read. And that, of course, means its time to put together my Summer Reading … Read more
It’s almost summer again, which means it’s time for me to start assembling that long-running Nuketown tradition: the Summer Reading List. (check out Radio Active #50 for my 2007 reading list, and Radio Active #69 for my 2008 one). The reading list is my chance to catch up on stuff I missed during the rest … Read more
After a long, hard-fought autumn spent coding, organizing projects and reviewing way, way too many video games, I’ve got the urge to read. It’s a compulsion really, a strong desire to find a quiet corner of the house (or even a noisy, chaotic corner of the house) and lose myself in a good paperback.
Here’s my summer reading list, as discussed in Radio Active #69, broken out for easy reference (by me). Print Novels The Last Colony by John Scalzi – A novel of intergalactic intrigue featuring the main characters from Scalzi’s Old Man’s War and Ghost Brigades Quicksilver by Neil Stephenson – adventures in science during the Age … Read more
I’ve got two vacations lined up for Summer 2007 — one short, one long — and hopefully a few lazy weekends I can spend ready books on the back porch or down the shore. As a result, I’ve slowly started to compile my summer reading list, and I’m looking for suggestions from readers, as well … Read more
The podcast opens with the old X-Men cartoon theme song in honor of X-Men 3: The Final Stand and the launches into a review of geek mom and geek parenting web sites. There’s no fiction review this time around, as I’m still slugging my way through George R.R. Martin’s A Feast for Crows but I … Read more
Sue and I recently went through a bunch of our old stuff looking for items we could sell at an impromptu yard sale, give to Good Will, or just chuck. In doing so, I found a couple of my old science fiction books from high school/college … and among them was an old envelope upon … Read more