Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Book Talk

So, let's see what have I been reading...

I just started reading Makers by Cory Doctorow. I got the book for Josh in December and now I am reading it upon his recommendation. It's a book set in the not so distant future in a sort of prediction on what will happen to large corporations and Silicon Valley when the rise of micro businesses takes over how we produce and buy things. I am sure I'll have more to say on it after I finish, but I am excited about it so I thought I'd mention it.

Another one I recently read is The Maze Runner by James Dashner. I was really glad to see that this is going to be a Trilogy because there's some really great stuff here. You can see where James is inspired by Golding's Lord of the Flies, but he takes it to another level and adds technology that we haven't seen before. I highly recommend this and I can't wait to read the next two books! I've already talked about this one but I thought I'd do it again and add a cover for you.

I also finally read Arch Enemy by Frank Beddor. The final book in the Looking Glass Wars Trilogy. Imagine that Alice really was from Wonderland and that Lewis Carroll got it all wrong, including spelling Alyss' name wrong. Wonderland is at war and imagination may be lost forever. This is a thrilling end to a great series and I really do hope they'll make a movie soon.

I've also been doing some research on the ocean for my new book. Yes, portions of it will be underwater with all sorts of creatures and lost cities. So far there's more in my head than on the page but I really like where it's going.


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