Monday, March 30, 2009

When Gravity Fails by George Alec Effinger (1986)

I hadn’t read When Gravity Fails before. I could recommend it to several people, and I wouldn’t be surprised if I read it again sometime in the future.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Fermata by Nicholson Baker (1994)

I hadn’t read The Fermata before. It was good for a while, but I guess I became dissatisfied with it by the time it was done. Still, I might recommend it to some people I know.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

new glasses

I got a new pair of glasses today. The pair that I replaced have had broken frames for nearly eleven months.

The Physiognomy by Jeffery Ford (1997)

I hadn’t read The Physiognomy before, and likely won’t read it again. I thought it had a lot of promise, but turned out not to be very well written.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved by Sandor Ellix Katz (2006)

I had not read this book before, and will probably not read it again. It covers a lot of topics that I’m interested in, and I would recommend the book to people who are already interested in reading it. Like many non-fiction books that take controversial positions, it felt more like a heavily-footnoted opinion piece than a source of reliable information.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Introduction

When I watch a film, I will post in this category about it.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Peace on Earth by Stanislaw Lem (1987)

Before this, I had read part (maybe all) of Peace on Earth when I was in high school or earlier. I probably won’t read it again. It’s interesting enough to tell people about, but not good enough to recommend to anyone.

This translation was by Elinor Ford with Michael Kandel.

Introduction

When I read a book, I will post in this category about it.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

changes to the internet

I installed a different blog software this afternoon. It supports categories, and many other features (most of them internal). Its file storage system is based on that of the previous blog software that I was using, so all of the earlier posts were easily retained (although time-stamps seem to be inaccurate now). I’m sorry to say that I spent more time than I would have liked on changing the new theme to resemble my old theme.

This process occupied most of my day.