January 2007

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$24 Dollars In My Pocket - Waiting On My Loan

I bet you’re glad I’m finished reviewing books for a while. My Official Week Of Book Reviews turned into two weeks of book reviews. Thankfully, I’ve finished writing about all the books I’ve read lately. I started reading Citizen Cyborg by James Hughes this week. But, I’m really ready to … Continue reading →

More Than Human

I don’t know if it’s the sheer number of books that I’ve read on human enhancement recently or what, but the contents of this book seem to have blended with every other thing about the subject. Ramez Naam is an optimist about the future of biological enhancement, but he calls … Continue reading →

I just finished my new theme. Let me know what you think, or tell me if there’s anything you’d like to see changed about it.


A couple of months ago I stumbled upon this book by way of Amazon’s suggested products. I figured it looked interesting enough. And I’m not an economics buff, but Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubman changed my mind about that. With parts named What Do Schoolteachers and Sumo Wrestlers … Continue reading →

The Chronicles of Narnia

I finally got around to reading this collection of books. And trust me, it took a while. I think I was supposed to read this collection back when I was a kid. I actually can’t recall ever hearing about C. S. Lewis’ books until a few years ago. Nevertheless, I’m … Continue reading →

Radical Evolution

I admit it. I’m a sucker for reading books about upcoming scientific breakthroughs. Yes, that may make me a bit of a nerd, but I like reading them anyway. Joel Garreau has written one of the easier-to-read books of the variety though. This book was meant for an audience outside … Continue reading →

Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment

I picked up Maximum Ride after reading James Patterson’s When the Wind Blows and The Lake House in anticipation of more thrills from his extraordinary bird-children. Of course, that’s exactly what I got. (Note: These aren’t the same children from his previous books, though some of the names are the … Continue reading →

Official Week Of Book Reviews

It’s been a long day thus far, and I’m ready to fall out or fall into bed. I’m writing mostly because I need to get back into a writing mode. Fairly soon, I’ll have tons of papers for school, and I’ll need to get back into that mode to do … Continue reading →

The Singularity Is Near

This is a long overdue review, especially since it’s been almost two months since I finished reading Ray Kurzweil’s signature piece. Kurzweil has been bashed, laughed at, and called a lunatic many times over, but his book speaks for itself. There are facts, statistics, and scientific laws that provide plentiful … Continue reading →

Customer Service, TiVo, & New Career Idea

I just got off the phone with a guy from India who works for Amazon’s customer service department. Yes, I asked where he was from. I think it was because I’ve been reading The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century by Thomas L. Friedman. And reading … Continue reading →