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Here's the part of my site where I get to tell you what I've been up to, what I'm currently doing, what I may be into down the pike, or anything I might feel like expressing in a somewhat public fashion. If you see something here and have questions or thoughts that you'd like to communicate to me, you can use my contact form or look up my contact info here.

Note that dates and times for posts are listed using the U.S. Eastern Standard time zone, and times are listed in 24-hour format (e.g. 7:04AM is 07:04, 7:19PM is 19:19, etc.).

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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest

Title: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest
Rating: 4
Author: Stieg Larsson
Pages: 563
Format: paperback
ISBN: 978-0-307-26999-7
Started: 2011-12-21
Finished: 2011-12-24

The first two of this series (“The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo”, and “The Girl Who Played with Fire”) were much more intense than this one, and were impossible to put down. This one was very slow for the first half of the book. And it had a rather anticlimactic ending. I rate the first two as fives, but this one only merits a four.

Busy, busy, busy.

It seems that my friends are frequently the motivating factor for major updates to my web site. A few months ago, my friend Tommy told me about using business cards at job interviews. I realised that if I was going to do this, I ought to have a web site already prepared. So I re-configured my dot com domain so that instead of redirecting to this one, it now hosts its own material.

Also, I've been revamping this site. I've started using a lightweight blog software, that is much better than using the quick-n-dirty custom kludge I started with. Much less fuss now, as I no longer have to keep it all in a single file, and I don't worry about the timestamps any more.

Another bit of news: I've added a reading list and a wishlist to the web site.

Ender in Exile

Title: Ender in Exile
Rating: 4
Author: Orson Scott Card
ISBN: 0-7653-0496-1
Pages: 377
Format:
Started: 2011-12-17
Finished: 2011-12-20

So far in the Ender series, I've read “Ender's Game”, “Speaker for the Dead”, “Xenocide”, and this book. I've thoroughly enjoyed them all.

Marsbound

Title: Marsbound
Rating: 4
Author: Joe Haldeman
ISBN: 978-0-441-01595-5
Pages: 296
Format:
Started: 2011-12-19
Finished: 2011-12-19

I liked the different spin it puts on science fiction: The narrator is a teenage girl.

The Case for Christ

Title: The Case for Christ
Rating: 4
Author: Lee Strobel
ISBN: 0-310-22646-5
Format: paperback
Pages: 297
Started: 2011-12-18
Finished: 2012-01-08

This book covers the evidence in support of the historical accuracy of the New Testament Documents regarding the life and teachings of Jesus.


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