Saturday, December 29, 2007

Read more

Jess Hammer has read nearly a book a day this year.

I'm way behind on my reading. It doesn't help that nearly all of our books are in someone else's attic. In the back apartment, not even one square foot of space is dedicated to books.

What have I read most recently?

Map of Bones, James Rollins. If you liked National Treasure, you'll like this. Cat pitched it as a "Da Vinci Code done better," and it seems that's about right. Religious conspiracies, action/thriller, globetrotting puzzles and a treasure at the end. Fine fodder for a plane ride.

Anthony Bourdain's The Nasty Bits. More of Bourdain's signature rants on food, eating, and the industries of feeding people. Evidently this collects several previously published sort essays into one volume. Not so good a read when you're hungry and trapped on a plane with no decent prospects.

The Playboy Winner's Guide to Board Games, second edition copyright 1979, Jon Freeman. Quaintly amusing, with some interesting historical value- contemporary reviews of games, several strategies on Monopoly and a scratch-the-surface assessment of Go, and a ticklish lumping of D&D into the Wargames category. Got this one in a trade.

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