Thoreau on Maine.
The following entries were written in the Books category:
I’ve just finished the last book in Kim Stanley Robinson’s “Science in the Capital” trilogy, Sixty Days and Counting, and it was of course great. As always, there’s some hard science fiction, but this one seemed to be more concentrated on the politics, the people, and their relationships.
Oh my god, I’m finally finished with The Baroque Cycle.
If you could recommend any one book to me, what would it be? Would the answer depend on me (would it be a different answer for a different person)?
It would seem that my need to meticulously record things has replaced my 2004 list of beer with a new 2005 list of the books I’ve read. Here’s a list of books I’ve read since the beginning of January.
We ended up at the South Portland Library fall book sale, and loaded up a bag. Between the book sales at South Portland and the local Providence Library, I’ve just acquired a stack of books two feet high.
I’m reading The Clock of the Long Now, and it’s great. I’m reminded of a story from KSR’s The Years of Rice and Salt.
William Gibson’s Pattern Recognition is fantastic.
The Secret Life of Cowboys does indeed have a stunning cover, and even sounds like an interesting book. Worth checking out, perhaps.
What book is in your purse/backpack? Walking by Henry David Thoreau. What book is on your bedside table? Writings on an Ethical Life by Peter Singer.