Tuesday, March 1, 2011

February Recap

And it's March! Time to mention the books I read in February:
  1. Emissaries from the Dead by Adam-Troy Castro
  2. The Lifecycle of Software Objects by Ted Chiang
  3. The Company by K.J. Parker
  4. Mind Games by Carolyn Crane
Favorite book: The Lifecycle of Software Objects by Ted Chiang

So in February, I am on track with my reading goal of 4 books a month. I am rather hoping to read even more in March since I am going on vacation towards the end of it and there are going to be some long flights . Plus, Patrick Rothfuss's new book is coming out and I am waiting impatiently for Amazon to ship it to me. I am currently considering a re-read of The Name of the Wind to refresh my memory, but even though I really enjoyed the book the first time around, I am finding it hard to find the motivation to re-read the giant. Guess we'll see how it goes.

Notable distractions from reading this month include playing through Alchemy Classic on my phone and now starting to play Chrono Trigger on the same device. Old games are making a comeback on the phone and since I missed those the first time around, it's pretty fun.


  1. Rothfuss has a comic up on his website that recaps the first book if you don't want to re-read it. I've yet to read The name of the wind, so I skipped the comic as well.

    I wish you never said that about Chrono Trigger... ignorance is bliss.

  2. Yes, I saw the comic, but it's pretty high level. I remember that much from reading the book :)

    So many addictive things surrounding me ;)

  3. As much as I am enjoying reading The Name of the Wind I couldn't imagine rereading a monster like that just to get prepared for the next book. Even when I read and love giant books my desire to reread them is often dampened by the thickness of the read.

  4. Agreed. I just started reading Old Man's War instead.