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.
My pre-order of REAMDE arrives tomorrow! Nobody tell me anything about it. I want to be surprised.
thinks there’s something irresistabl-ish about The Green Album.
Scout: Dad, have you ever been in a circus and you’re up in the air and you fall on the trapeze and you swing and smash into the side and fall off the trapeze and hurt yourself?
Scout: Why not?
has reached Critical Acronym Level (CAL).
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.
is emotionally attached to his current password, but corporate policy is going to force me to move on anyway.
is a little short to be a stormtrooper.
doesn’t use the phrase “sweet lightning” often enough, which is to say, at all.
This relates to a Girl Genius comic, where one of the characters exclaims “Sweet Lightning!”
That’s a good phrase.