In this series I note what I am reading and people comment with what they're reading. Sometimes, on Sundays, I post a special edition on a particular genre or topic.
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(Started and finished) Red Rising by Pierce Brown.
SF. Darrow lives on Mars in a society that has a rigid caste system. The reds, at the bottom, are slaves. The golds at the top are absolute masters. They are separated not only by class, privilege and rights but by genetics. But the reds have a plan: They can make Darrow into a gold and then start a revolution.
Part Ender's Game, part Hunger Games with a dose of Brave New World thrown in, this is Pierce Brown's first book and it is really good. It's also the start of a trilogy, but book 2 isn't due out until early next year.
Reread of Wizard by John Varley. The second volume in the Gaea trilogy. Great stuff.
Lewis Carroll in Numberland . In addition to writing the Alice books and others in that vein, Lewis Carroll was a mathematician. This book covers some of his mathematical life and work.
The Yamato Dynasty by Sterling Seagrave. The "secret" history of Japan's emperors, especially during World War II and after. A bleak story of how the Japanese people have been manipulated and how MacArthur made people lie about war crimes.
Citizens by Simon Schama. The French Revolution. I found the prologue confusing, but it's getting better as I get into it.
The Folklore of Discworld by Terry Pratchett and Jacqueline Simpson. All about the folklore of Discworld and parallels on Earth. If you're not a fan of Discworld, this is not the place to start; but if you are a fan, it could interest you.
Readers and Book lovers schedule
Readers & Book Lovers Series Schedule
|DAY||TIME (EST/EDT)||Series Name||Editor(s)|
|SUN||6:00 PM||Young Reader's Pavilion||The Book Bear|
|Sun||2:00 PM||What's on Your E-Reader?||Caedy|
|Sun||9:30 PM||SciFi/Fantasy Book Club||quarkstomper|
|Bi-Monthly Sun||Midnight||Reading Ramblings||don mikulecky|
|2:00 PM||Political Books||Susan from 29|
|Mon||8:00 PM||Monday Murder Mystery||michelewln, Susan from 29|
|Mon||11:00 PM||My Favorite Books/Authors||edrie, MichiganChet|
|TUES||5:00 PM||Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left||bigjacbigjacbigjac|
|alternate Tuesdays||8:00 AM||LGBT Literature||Texdude50, Dave in Northridge|
|alternate Tuesdays||8:00 AM||All Things Bookstore||Dave in Northridge|
|Tue||8:00 PM||Contemporary Fiction Views||bookgirl|
|Wed||2:00 PM||e-books||Susan from 29|
|Wed||8:00 PM||Bookflurries Bookchat||cfk|
|THU||8:00 PM||Write On!||SensibleShoes|
|Thu (first each month)||11:00 AM||Monthly Bookpost||AdmiralNaismith|
|alternate Thursdays||11:00 PM||Audiobooks Club||SoCaliana|
|FRI||8:00 AM||Books That Changed My Life||Diana in NoVa|
|Fri||8:00 PM||Books Go Boom!||Brecht; first one each month by ArkDem14|
|Fri||10:00 PM||Slightly Foxed -- but Still Desirable||shortfinals|
|SAT (fourth each month)||11:00 AM||Windy City Bookworm||Chitown Kev|
|Sat||12:00 PM||You Can't Read That! Paul's Book Reviews||pwoodford|
|Sat||9:00 PM||Books So Bad They're Good||Ellid|