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Random Reading

There is really no rhyme or reason to what books I read, just whatever piques my interest at the time. This will be an attempt to chronicle these random reads.

Currently reading

Infinite Jest
David Foster Wallace
Progress: 327/1079 pages
Infinite Jest
The Rook
Daniel O'Malley

Map of Bones: A Sigma Force Novel

Map of Bones: A Sigma Force Novel - James Rollins A pretty great action/adventure/special forces romp that fit the bill for exactly what I was looking for when I picked it up. I see myself coming back to this series again.

Alif the Unseen

Alif the Unseen - G. Willow Wilson I really enjoyed aspects of this book, but as a whole it didn't quite grab me and I found that I was really forcing myself to push forward instead of being lost in the story and characters. The parts dealing with mysticism and jinn were especially interesting, but Alif's central story and struggle just didn't do it for me.

City of Screams: A Short Story Exclusive

City of Screams - Rebecca Cantrell, James Rollins A pretty entertaining, quick read that builds to one thrilling set piece and serves as an introduction to Rollins and Cantrell's new collaborative series. I liked this intro enough that I will most likely be picking up the first actual book in the series, [b:The Blood Gospel: The Order of the Sanguines Series|15820475|The Blood Gospel The Order of the Sanguines Series|James Rollins|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1355908360s/15820475.jpg|21545770], when I am in the mood for an action/adventure type of read.

Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good

Tough Shit: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good - Kevin Smith In the first chapter, Smith writes: "It's advice; don't fight it. Either make something of the advice or simply discard it, but don't try to fight it."Tough Shit is full of little nuggets of wisdom and of personal experiences. Taking the line above into consideration, some of the book I found very insightful, helpful, and will take with me in how I act/think in the future. The other parts, well I'll just discard them.Even those discarded parts are fun and entertaining to read in a familiar style if you are a fan of Smith's other endeavors, like myself. Who am I kidding. If you are a fan of Smith's, you probably have already read this.Tough Shit is an entertaining book by an entertaining author. I found it insightful and have gleaned a lot from it in a time when I need some motivation.


Undersea - Geoffrey Morrison A nice, entertaining read. I'm a sucker for underwater action and this book delivered that in spades with some solid character work thrown in to boot.

The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2)

The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2) - Stieg Larsson,  Reg Keeland I liked this book more than the first entry in the series. Kind of disappointed with cliffhanger ending though, I don't like that trick in books and don't think it carries over well from television and film. I am definitely interested in reading the third in the series now.