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Reading List


currently reading 7 books
some of the older books on this list are there because I've either misplaced it or plan to re-read it

See also: Books I've read and Books I want to read

Infected by Scott SiglerReading this as part of my bookgroup topic 'Alien horror'. Enjoying it so far.Feb 2019
Star Maker by Olaf StapledonBorrowed this from Munro to read for a bookgroup. I found the first chapter overly flowery but by the second chapter I was hooked, and now I'm amazed how ahead of its time it was (for 1937). Still reading, waiting to find out about the Dyson/Stapledon sphere.Jul 2017
Blindsight by Peter WattsReading this for a book group under the month category 'alien horror'. I'm enjoying it so far, though the beginning is pretty confusing.May 2017
Sum : Tales from the Afterlives by David EaglemanMunro gave me this, I've read a handful of the shorts already, some pretty interesting ones so far.Mar 2017
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary RoachMentioned on Slashdot, sounds interesting. It'd been om my list since Sep 2009. It's now my non-fiction bedside book.Dec 2016
I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell by Tucker MaxBeen on my list since 2010. Was without my phone for a few days, picked this up to read in the sun at lunchtime. The first (breath analyzer) story reminded me of the old website/blog, the rest aren't reading so well so far.Jul 2016
Transmetropolitan by Warren EllisNot a novel, but a collection of 60 comics put together. I'm impressed with it so far, I like Spider.Mar 2016

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