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


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.


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.