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Catching up on books

I’ve read three books in the last month, mostly while waiting for builds at work or while brushing my teeth.

First up is Fledgling by Octavia Butler. I like stories that give a real world like base for something that stories generally treat as supernatural. It’s not that I dislike supernatural stories, but once something is in that realm, more and more powers tend to get heaped upon them which makes them kind of boring. As usual with Octavia Butler, the characters are compelling and the book is left open for a sequel without requiring one. Unfortunately, this is the last book from her unless she was near completion at the time of her recent death. I’m going to miss her work.

Freakonomics by Steven D Levitt and Stephen J Dubner is an economics book, but not with graphs and theories, with situations you wouldn’t normally think could be analyzed. It’s fun to read and it might change how you look at some things.

The Strange Adventures of Rangergirl by Tim Pratt is focused around a take-off of the Pergolessi Cafe in Santa Cruz and will visit or pass a lot of other places you know in the area all the while leading up to… I think the first chapter was a little awkward but after that, the more you read the more you want to read. I look forward to seeing what Tim Pratt writes next.

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