Monday, January 12, 2009
Like my friend Drew who is reading a book every week this year, I am trying to read a book every two weeks. I just finished up reading "Dies the Fire," by SM Stirling. It was a good book though a bit slow at parts. I don't have much of a review for it though -- Its a low-magic fantasy book complete with swords, gods and some modern conviences. No Electricity or Gunpowder though. The book chronicles two major characters with differing styles leading a group of people in a new era of no technology. Next is The Art of Strategy: A Game Theorist's Guide to Success in Business and Life, which I originally read about on the Freakonomics blog. It sounds interesting and engaging and should hold my curiosity. I want to alternate between fiction and non-fiction in my quest this year. I was originally going to read Ananthem next, in fact, I started it last night but I want to read this one first. Plus Anathem is intimidating at 900 pages.