What I read in April 2019
- Rogue Protocol (The Murderbot Diaries #3) by Martha Wells, 158p
- Another adventure with the anti-social murder bot. It is full of action inside enclosed spaces and lots of hearing other people's feeds. An enjoyable read, as always.
Team Human by Douglas Rushkoff, 256p
- I heard about this book on Sam Harris' “Making Sense” podcast. The topic interested me so I picked this one up. I did not love it. It was okay to a certain point but then I felt that the chapters were getting a little bit repetitive.
Theft of Swords (The Riyria Revelations #1-2) by Michael J. Sullivan, 649p
- This one was fun and comforting. Also it was my first time listening to a fiction book. It has the old Dungeons & Dragons feeling: cool characters, adventures and lots of talk about swords. It is not a dark fantasy and at some points the story is predictable because it contains some classic fantasy tropes: good vs evil, chaotic-neutral thieves, elves and dwarves, a really old and powerful mage, a prophecy. But that doesn't spoil it. A good book to read under a blanket.
Plans for March 2019:
- The Armored Saint (The Sacred Throne #1) by Myke Cole
- Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily Nagoski, Amelia Nagoski
- Blood, Sweat, and Pixels: The Triumphant, Turbulent Stories Behind How Video Games Are Made by Jason Schreier