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Random meanderings about the books I love—or don't. 

Interspersed with observations about my hobbies: Beer & Wine, Bridge, Bikes and Bow-wows.

Currently reading

The Book Thief
Markus Zusak
Pontypool Changes Everything
Tony Burgess
Zendegi - Greg Egan When Greg Egan is good, he's great, and this one is a keeper.

Intertwining a perfectly believable near-term future of Iran with highly realistic experimentation into artificial intelligence, it covers human (and AI) rights, life extension, ancient Farsi stories, virtual realities and what it means to be a family; blending it all seamlessly into a touching narrative.

As a computer geek, I'm always eager to read stories about artificial intelligence, and naturally have a pretty high threshold of believability for the subject. This story, and especially the ending, has my belief from start to finish.