Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Holiday Reading

It’s been a long time between posts as I’ve been away camping. Here’s what I’ve been reading on my holidays:

Ideas: A History of Thought and Invention from Fire to Freud, Peter Watson

The Island of the Day Before, Umberto Eco

Lost in a Good Book, Jasper Fforde

Corfu, Robert Dessaix

Affluenza, Clive Hamilton (see also here)

Troy: Shield of Thunder, David Gemmell

The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, Bill Bryson

The Secret River, Kate Grenville

Thud, Terry Pratchett

5 comments:

byron said...

How was the Eco?

caleb-o-tron said...

hey hombre can i borrow thunderbolt kid?

jm said...

Byron, the Eco was great. it was (like name of the rose) a good mix of a compelling, easy to read plot, and reflections on philosophy and religion, and full of obscure Latin quotes. i'll lend it to you if you like.

jeltzz said...

I have 'The island of the day before' sitting on my desk awaiting me. but i need to finish Foucault's pendulum first.

jm said...

i've never been brave enough to approach foucault's pendulum, though perhaps one day i will sumon up the courage.