|It's been a while since I've done that...
||[Aug. 21st, 2003|12:20 am]
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I started reading a book today. I finished reading that book today (in addition to finishing another book that I had started reading Monday).
The book in question is Calculating God, one of the books technomonkey recommended to dragonpookie when he asked for such. (Oh, you can borrow it now, Erik...)
Thank you very much Joel for suggesting this book, and for letting me borrow it. As you can probably tell, the book is incredibly absorbing. I was planning on reading this book during my breaks at work, but as soon as I started, I couldn't put it down (other than the hour after I started reading it where I had to work...). It's an incredibly thought-provoking book. It's not going to convert me (or likely anyone else) to any religion, but at the very least, it gets you thinking reasonably and logically about the possibility of a Creator.
The other book I finished reading today was Woad to Wuin, the second of Peter David's continuing Sir Apropos of Nothing series. The third book is out in hardcover, but I'm doing my best to hold out and wait for paperback on that, as I did for this one. Not quite as thought-provoking as the other book I read today, but it does deal a lot with figuring out your place in the world. But, in a much funnier, ironic sort of way.
Both of these books carry the coveted Kurt Onstad "Highly recommended" stamp, although obviously with Woad to Wuin, you should start by reading the first book in the series...
(Boy, there are links all over that thing, aren't there...)