Panama (spwebdesign) wrote,
Panama
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To update on my reading progress (because there's not a whole hell of a lot to do on Cape Cod in the winter except read and websurf), I started Cryptonomicon a few days ago. I'm fascinated, but it certainly won't be a quick read. It's 900+ pages contain small, closely-spaced print and is jam-packed with information. I was fascinated by the math discussion early on, but lamented the fact that I've forgotten just about all my calculus and haven't read enough to know much about Gödel and Turing's theories (despite having a (mostly unread) copy of Carl Boyer's A History of Mathematics on my bookshelf).

And last night I also started Flannery O'Connor's Everything That Rises Must Converge. I read the title story. I think I'll read a story every day or three and read from the Stephenson the rest of the time, and that will give me plenty of time to finish the O'Connor in time for book club on April 2. If I finish her stories early enough, I may proceed to The Violent Bear It Away or Wise Blood, or maybe change authors and go with Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, although reading two techno-centered sci-fi thrillers at the same time might not be a good idea. If I'm going to read a few things at once, contrast is a good thing.

Read any good books lately? Any recommendations?
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