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Update: Feature deleted. It was becoming one more thing to keep track of & wasn’t going anywhere. Easy or productive, pick one. Both would be nice. Neither is a no go. Former page text appended below.

I added a new page, [What about the geeks? Books]. Why? Because I like recommending books to people.

Since it is a Page rather that a Post, it will not be pushed back by later entries. It will remain available on the banner at the top of the screen, or from the dropdown menu on a cellphone.

I plan to add books as I finish them.

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott
I have neglected the Touch of Geek portion of this enterprise. It’s been months since I dragged in science fiction. This year’s BrickFair got only one post [Beware of Gifts Bearing Greeks]. My nerd cred is slipping. This page is an attempt at a remedy. More explanation after the most recent listing.
What I’ve Been Reading

Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds
by Brandon Sanderson (Macmillan 2018)
Genre: SF, Urban Fantasy, or possibly just a really whacked-out psychological novel
Format: Kindle, 3 linked novelllas
Cover image from author website
Finished April 2019

In a recent conversation about books, someone recommended Sanderson. I had read Elantris. Liked it. Tried the first Mistborn a while back. Couldn’t stick it. Since this person appeared to have reasonable taste, I took another look at the Sanderson oevre. The Mistborn series is his most popular. The first segment is faux medieval; the second, steampunk. Both make my eyes glaze over. Legion is set in the modern day. It’s pretty much what is says on the tin. If you like the cover copy, you should like the book. More, please.

Stephen Leeds is perfectly sane. It’s his hallucinations who are mad.

A genius of unrivaled aptitude, Stephen can learn any new skill, vocation, or art in a matter of hours. However, to contain all of this, his mind creates hallucinatory people―Stephen calls them aspects―to hold and manifest the information. Wherever he goes, he is joined by a team of imaginary experts to give advice, interpretation, and explanation.
Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds

Selection Criteria
(previous books below)

I am not here to do reviews. You have your own ways of evaluating what to read. I’ll point you in the direction of what I like. You can take it from there.

I will list books as I finish them. I finish very few of the books I start, maybe one in five, possibly as few as one in ten. I have impossibly high standards, an out-of-control TBR pile, and a tendency to be easily distracted by shiny new text. For a book to hold my wandering attention all the way to the end constitutes a ringing endorsement.

No horse books. As I’ve said elsewhere, “I don’t often read horse books for entertainment … I am more likely to read for vicarious experience … for example The Lunatic Express: Discovering the World . . . via Its Most Dangerous Buses, Boats, Trains, and Planes by Carl Hoffman.” [Referral Saturday: Horseback Reads]

What have you been reading? If you find we have similar taste, please LKM what you recommend.
Previous Books

To be filled as I add books.

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