Category Archive: tomes 2010

Dec 31 2010

Tomes 2010: Geology on the Road

I didn’t mean for this installment to be travel-themed.  It’s just how we ended up.  There are two odd men out, so I suppose there’ll be variety for the sake thereof and all that.  Besides, the travel theme goes well with Silver Fox’s meme.  So why the hell not? And so, without further ado, our …

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Dec 23 2010

Tomes 2010: Harry Potter Mania Edition

Don’t ask me why, but for some reason, I decided to re-read Deathly Hallows.  I think it’s because my coworkers were babbling about the film.  Then I decided, fuck it, I’ll read ‘em all. I’ve got a story to tell you ’bout that, actually.  Not the most recent trot through the lexicon, but how I …

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Nov 21 2010

Tomes 2010: Written in Stone Edition

When this book: came in the mail after I’d waited literal years for it, I was like, ZOMG, And now that I’ve finished it, I’m totally feeling like Brian, this had better be the start of a long and prolific career, because one’s not enough, buddy. This book constantly surprised me – not because it …

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Nov 15 2010

Tomes 2010: Mix Edition

It’s a mixed bag, baby, yeah!  I haven’t had any themes to my reading just lately, so the only thing that holds this group o’ books together is that I read them in 2010.  Isn’t that enough? I’m saving the best for last, so stick with me. Greek Architecture This book has been my constant …

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Oct 24 2010

Tomes 2010: The “I Hate Connie Willis” Edition

Not because she’s a bad author, but because she’s precisely the opposite.  So we’ll start with her, although I only just finished her book. All Clear Longtime readers may remember my howls of outrage when I stayed up all night to finish Blackout only to realize it’s the first bloody half of a single book, …

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Aug 30 2010

Tomes 2010: A Mere Quartet

I’ve been reading a lot lately, I promise, but it’s just that I’ve been dipping into many books at once, sampling here and there, and so I haven’t got as many completely read as usual.  I’m on the verge of finishing a few more, so I figured I’d best get these out there before we …

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Aug 09 2010

Tomes 2010: Special Edition

There are very few books that I immediately want to read again even before I’ve finished them.  This is one.  Supercontinent: Ten Billion Years in the Life of Our Planet What to say?  That Ted Nield writes with the kind of clarity and style that, should he turn it into a narrative, would make even …

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Aug 08 2010

Tomes 2010: The Joye of Science

Before we get to the meat of the matter, a quick intro for my new readers (huzzah!  I can haz nu reedrz!): Tomes 2010 is my reading report project, and you can find previous reports here, here, here and here.  I’ve already incurred the wrath of one reader by increasing the workload on his wishlist, …

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