Book Log – Around the World in Eighty Days

Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne

I was casting about for something to read on Gutenberg.org, and realized I had never read this much-referenced book.

I’m a bit confused, because I seem to remember there being a hot air balloon involved in references I’ve seen, but there was no hot air balloon in the actual story.  I’m going to have to figure that out.

But the story itself is fun, albeit short.  It’s a pretty good read.

 

Book Log – The Confusion (re-read)

The Confusion: Book 2 of the Baroque Cycle by Neal Stephenson

This is a re-read.

I have to say, the second time through was even better.  I think it owes to the fact that I could read it in longer bursts over a relatively short amount of time.

On to System of the World,  and then Stephenson”s new book should be out, which will have nothing to do with these, but it still seems a good way to bide my time while waiting.