Sunday, December 04, 2011

What I'm reading

I'm reading a little bit of everything these days.

Dan turned me on to Michael Crichton's "Micro," which is about an evil company that can shrink people, and very reminiscent of a more violent "Dr. Shrinker." It was written from notes found in Crichton's archives after he died, and it's not quite like one of his books, and as such, it feels off somehow, but it's not bad.

I finally went back and read books 2 and 3 of "The Hunger Games" series, "Catching Fire" and "Mockingjay." Was not crazy about the first "Hunger Games" book but kind of made myself read the second one and then couldn't wait for the third. Nice thing about ebooks, you can just snatch it up right when you get done with the preceding book, no matter what time of night it is or where you are.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I recently finished a wonderful book, Parisians: An Adventure History of Paris by Graham Robb. It's not in any way a linear history book - each chapter is in a slightly different style, and treats a particular person and how they changed Paris. It starts out with Napoleon losing his virginity at the Palais-Royale, and each chapter is utterly fascinating. Did you know that The Count of Monte Cristo was based on a true story? Great book, especially if you love Paris.