Mount Readmore Book Review, 2017 73/100
The Prey of Gods By Nicky Drayden
Finished on 7/29/2017
Description: In South Africa, the future looks promising. Personal robots are making life easier for the working class. The government is harnessing renewable energy to provide infrastructure for the poor. And in the bustling coastal town of Port Elizabeth, the economy is booming thanks to the genetic engineering industry which has found a welcome home there. Yes—the days to come are looking very good for South Africans. That is, if they can survive the present challenges:
A new hallucinogenic drug sweeping the country . . .
An emerging AI uprising . . .
And an ancient demigoddess hellbent on regaining her former status by preying on the blood and sweat (but mostly blood) of every human she encounters.
It’s up to a young Zulu girl powerful enough to destroy her entire township, a queer teen plagued with the ability to control minds, a pop diva with serious daddy issues, and a politician with even more serious mommy issues to band together to ensure there’s a future left to worry about.
Genres: Sci Fi, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, LGBT, African Fantasy
Mount Readmore Book Review, 2017 60/100
How Conversation Works By Anne Curzan
Lecture edition by the Teaching Company
Finished on 6/30/2017
Genres: Nonfiction, business, Self Help
Mount Readmore Book Review, 2017 59/100
The Art of Discworld By Sir Terry Pratchett and Paul Kidby
Finished on 6/28/2017
Genres: Art, Fantasy, Discworld, Humor
Mount Readmore Book Review, 2017 71/100
Great Minds of the Eastern Intellectual Tradition By Grant Hardy
Finished on 7/23/2017
Description: Western philosophy is a vast intellectual tradition, the product of thousands of years of revolutionary thought built up by a rich collection of brilliant minds. When most of us study philosophy, we’re focusing only on the Western intellectual tradition brought about by people such as Aristotle, Descartes, and Nietzsche. But to understand the Western intellectual tradition is to only get half of the story.
Great Minds of the Eastern Intellectual Tradition is an epic, comprehensive survey of the East’s most influential philosophers and thinkers. In 36 lectures, award-winning Professor Grant Hardy of the University of North Carolina at Asheville introduces you to the men and women responsible for molding Asian philosophy and for giving birth to a wide variety of spiritual and ideological systems, including Hinduism, Daoism, Confucianism, Sufism, and Buddhism. By focusing on these key thinkers in their historical contexts, you’ll witness the development of these rich traditions as they shaped and defined Eastern cultures through the rise and fall of empires, the friendly and hostile encounters with each other and with the Western world, and the rapid advancements of the modern age.
Genres: Philosophy, History, Nonfiction, Religion, Asian, Mythology
Mount Readmore Book Review, 2017 58/100
Amberlough By Lara Elena Donnelly
Audiobook Edition, narrated by Mary Robinette Kowal
Finished on 6/28/2017
Genres: Low Fantasy, Fantasy, Thriller, LGBT, Political Fantasy
Mount Readmore Book Review, 2017 57/100
A Study in Scarlet By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Audiobook Edition, narrated by Stephen Fry
Finished on 6/25/2017
Genres: Mystery, Crime
Today I am reading Starting Strength
Molecular Biology of the Gene
The Prey of Gods
I’m in the middle of reading a whole lot of books. My currant plan is to read books until I’ve reached 75/100 Mount Readmore completion for the year, and then stop reading before I start writing a new book I’ve been outlining. Right now I’m at 69/100, so I’ve got a while to go.
Are you reading anything? If so, what?
Mount Readmore Book Review, 2017 56/100
A History of Russia: From Peter the Great to Gorbachev By Mark D. Steinberg
Teaching Company Lectures Edition
Finished on 6/24/2017
Genres: History, Lectures, Russia, Nonfiction, Politics, Military
Mount Readmore Book Review, 2017 55/100
Academ’s Fury By Jim Butcher
Finished on 6/22/2017
Genres: Fantasy, Political fantasy, High Fantasy
A Game of Thrones Season 2 by HBO
Genres: High Fantasy, Military Fantasy, Political Fantasy