What about the geeks? Books
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. April 2019
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.
(previous books below)
I will list books as I finish them. I finish very few of the books I start. I have impossibly high standards, an out-of-control TBR pile, and a tendency to be easily distracted by shiny new text. For me to get all the way to the end of a book constitutes a ringing endorsement.
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.
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.
To be filled as I add books above.