Book Log – Lots of Books, or Blaming the Kindle

So, I’ve fallen way, way behind in my book logging.

I blame the Kindle.  It used to be I read a physical book, then I dropped it by my computer to remind myself to write a post about it.  But you can’t do that with a Kindle.  So I’m going to shorthand some commentary here…

1. Mercury Falls by Robert Kroese
Fine, amusing book about bureaucratic angels and armageddon.

2. Mercury Swings by Robert Kroese
Not a book, but a short story, I believe it was a bridge between Mercury Falls and Mercury Rises.  Its kind of run together in my head.

3. Mercury Rises by Robert Kroese
The continuation/completion of the Mercury series.  Mr. Kroese is a fine writer, not a great writer.  He’s a better writer than I am.  Worth a read.

4. A Clash of Kings: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Two by George R.R. Martin
5. A Storm of Swords: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Three by George R.R. Martin
6. A Feast for Crows: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Four by George R.R. Martin
Okay, I didn’t think I would, but I got caught up in these. The characters are compelling, and the author is not afraid of killing off ones you like. He can afford to… he’s got like 1,000 of them to keep track of.

7. You Are Not So Smart by David McRaney
This deserved more discussion, but it’s been so long since I read it, I can’t remember what I wanted to say about it. Other than, it points out our mental foibles and cites some interesting studies into the human brain. Some stuff I’ve heard about, but lots of it new to me.