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12 March 2006

Reading List Fillup

Some more food for thoughts

Saturday I went to the city to get some Ethernet cables to fix my wireless network. Yeah, insert appropriate jokes here. My airport card is toast (or connects as much as a toaster anyway), so I now laid 20m of cat6 to my room. On the way back from the store I passed by Politeias bookstore, where they have a good section with english books. After browsing through the racks for a long time, I walked out with Robert A. Heinlein's "Stranger in a strange land". Will be interesting to read some "normal" science fiction after getting addicted to cyberpunk.

I haven't started with that one yet though, because there was a lame article on slashdot about eBook readers. Yawn, eBook readers again. But in the comments to that article there was a link to a site that sells SciFi electronic books and they have lots of free ones for advertising purposes (to get you hooked if you want). The site is called webscription.net and apparently the publisher is Baen. I'm reading Bedlam Boyz by Ellen Guon right now and enjoying it. Magic and faeries set into todays world. It's not going to be on the literary frontpages any time soon, but it has nice fodder for thought, what I want from SciFi.

Then today we went to visit a philanthropic bazaar at the Parko Eleftherias. Lot's of boring second hand clothes and a few books. Among a pile of trash pulp crime fiction I found a gem: I picked up "Gödel, Escher, Bach" from Douglas R. Hofstadter for one Euro. Not too shabby. So I have lots of nice stuff on my reading list right now.


Posted by betabug at 23:37 | Comments (2) | Trackbacks (0)
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Re: Reading List Fillup

Is the "philanthropic bazaar" a regular event?

Posted by: Z at November 05,2007 15:15
Re: Reading List Fillup

Z, I don't really know. Maybe they more or less regular organize this. Haven't heard anything about it being repeated, but I did not try to follow it anyway, I think we just happened upon it by chance.

Posted by: betabug at November 05,2007 15:19
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