Friday, September 20, 2002

Bouncing Off the Moon, by David Gerrold

All right! Another out of sequence posting. Bouncing Off the Moon by David Gerrold is the second (of 3, I think) book about the Dingillian brothers. Having successfully left earth just before the total collapse of the economy & all government/social infrastructure, they're now bouncing down to the moon. Once there, they stumble across interplanetary intrigue and industrial espionage. As with its predecessor, Jumping off the Planet, this was an enjoyable read. I particularly enjoyed the speculations on how a moon-based culture would evolve.

Summer Pleasures, by Nora Roberts

I actually read this book before I read Wild Mountain Thyme. Oh well, taking a look at how long it's been since I logged anything, you can see that I'm really not keeping up with my reading log. Summer Pleasures by Nora Roberts contains two short novels of the formula of girl meets guy; girl doesn't really like guy; girl & guy have torrid sex; girl & guy fall madly in love & live happily ever after. Definitely recreational reading.

Wild Mountain Thyme, by Rosamunde Pilcher

When Mom dropped off a box of books a month ago, I set this one aside to read. (Most of the books wound up at the second-hand bookstore.) Well, I finally got around to it, and enjoyed it very much. Wild Mountain Thyme wasn't overly complicated, just a sweet little romance.

Sunday, September 01, 2002

Scarlet Feather, by Maeve Binchy

I forgot to log this one. I started reading Scarlet Feather several months ago & then stuck it back on the shelf. Pulled it out when I finished Stranger in Paradise and read it along the road. It's good -- though not as good as other books by Maeve Binchy.

Saturday, August 31, 2002

Kingdom of Cages, by Sarah Zettel

Wow! I found a book by Sarah Zettel that I hadn't read, and I'm entranced. It's a fascinating story, and I'm tearing through it very fast.

Logging a few books

Gee -- let's see. Not only did I finish A Plague of Angels, I also finished Stranger in Paradise. It was very good, just required me to be in the right mood to read it. Turns out that it is the first in a series, so I guess I'll look up other books in the series and get them into my reading stack.

Sunday, August 18, 2002

Reading on the Road

Finished A Plague of Angels today. It was very good and the reviewers at were wrong. [grin] I registered the book at and plan to release it here at the SHARE conference in San Francisco. Since all the SHARE folks are computer users, there's a higher probability of seeing a "successful release".

All the other books that I have, including Stranger in Paradise are in Steven's van, so I guess I'll just have to wait until he gets here to San Francisco to do any pleasure reading. Of course, I've got plenty of reading to do for my courses this next term, so I'm not hurting for something to be doing.

Tuesday, August 13, 2002

A Plague of Angels, by Sheri S. Tepper

You might have noticed that I don't read one book at a time. It's what I've always done. Actually, I was having trouble getting fully engaged with Gouge's Stranger in Paradise. So, I grabbed A Plague of Angels by Sheri S. Tepper to read in the car between Texas and Alabama. I'm about 100 pages in. Problem is that I read the reviews at, and now I'm wondering if I, too, will be disappointed by the ending. Oh well, I'll find out soon.

Sunday, August 11, 2002


I should have created an introductory post to kick this thing off, but I was so eager to try out the BookPost Bookmarklet that I simply threw my newest Blog online. So -- here's a bit of clarification both for myself and anyone who happens to stumble upon it.

This weblog will contain mundane entries telling what I'm reading. It might contain more cogent entries discussing the books. Who knows? Weblogs evolve or die.

Friday, August 09, 2002

Stranger in Paradise, by Eileen Goudge

I just started reading Stranger in Paradise by Eileen Goudge. Mom dropped it off last week and said it was pretty good. This is one of the 20 or so books going with me in the car on our 4-week trip. I've already registered it at BookCrossing and I'll drop it off somewhere along our route.