It’s nearly Christmas! I’m so excited to give my family their presents, I might explode! I’ve done a better job of keeping secrets than I normally do, at least… How’s everyone doing? Are you celebrating Christmas or an equivalent holiday, or is it just an ordinary day/week/month for you? Whatever it is, I wish you safe, happy and warm.
Like our bunnies, safely at the bunny hotel without us. But since we’re apart, here’s a picture of the two of them cuddling, last week.
Perhaps a slightly odd combination… but I’m looking forward to all three.
Books read this week:
Reviewed this week:
–Zika: The Emerging Epidemic, by Donald G. McNeil. A good overview of what we know about Zika, at least as of the publication date. 4/5 stars
–Raven Stratagem, by Yoon Ha Lee. I stayed up all night to finish it, ’nuff said. 4/5 stars
–Locust, Jeffrey A. Lockwood. A little long-winded, but some interesting stuff. 3/5 stars
–Herding Cats, by Sarah Andersen. Fun, as with the rest of Andersen’s work. 4/5 stars
–Dark Sky, by Mike Brooks. This is still really really reminiscent of Firefly, but it’s fun. 3/5 stars
–The Viral Storm, by Nathan Wolfe. Not particularly stunning or new if you’ve read other pop-science on the topic, but well-expressed. 3/5 stars
–Maps to Nowhere, by Marie Brennan. A good collection, with one or two really great stories. 5/5 stars