Thursday, March 1, 2007


This week is proceeding very nicely. Weather’s nice, I feel better than ever and we’ve had company for dinner and we are expecting visitors from California in about an hour.

One of the things I’ve done quite a bit of since I found out I had cancer (actually since I retired) is read. My reading tastes run towards entertainment. Here are the books I’ve read since January 11.

1) WorldWar: In the Balance by Harry Turtledove
Aliens invade earth during WW2

2) IWOZ by Steve Wozniak

3) Old Man’s War by John Scalzi
Old school science fiction

4) The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi
Sequel to Old Man’s War

5) Hawke by Ted Bell
Action story – hero’s a cross between James Bond
and Dirk Pitt.

6) Sharpe’s Eagle by Richard Cornwell
English rifleman against the French

7) Treasure of Kahn by Clive Cussler
Dirk Pitt’s latest adventure

8) Sanibel Flat by Randy Wayne White
Doc Ford adventure – entertaining

9) The Heat Islands by Randy Wayne White
Doc Ford

10) Everglades by Randy Wayne White
Doc Ford

11) Dead of Night by Randy Wayne White
Doc Ford

There are 13 books featuring this character – I’m going to read them all

12) Riding Rockets by Mike Mullane
The first shuttle astronauts

13) Aftermath by Charles Sheffield
End of the world story

14) Desert Solitaire by Edward Abby
A season in the desert as a ranger in Arches National Park

That’s it – I wouldn’t say it’s very intellectual or maybe even enlightening but I would say they’re pretty entertaining.

One day at a time - piece of cake


Anonymous said...

I have to make a reading recommendation!
When I want an escape, I love to read Carl Hiaasen (well, and embarassingly Janet Evanovich, but she's pretty girly... maybe you would like her too... I shouldn't assume). Anyway, Carl Hiaasen is great - crazy Florida politics, environmental issues and culture with outragous characters and tons of rightous retribution.

Alison B.

Anonymous said...

Hello Bob!

It sounds like you are doing well and that your spirits are still up. Keep up the good work! I recently have been reading a book called "The Sparrow". (I forget the author). I definitely recommend it. It's set in the future and is kind of a sci-fi meets mission trip book about a journey to a new planet gone wrong. It's out of my normal genre, but the character development and story are entertaining and I'm really enjoying it. Happy reading!
Oh, on other fronts - I just got engaged this week. :)
Jen D.

Anonymous said...

Hi Bob!

I've been reading your blog for a while, but this is the first time I thought I would leave a comment. Since you seem to like science fiction, maybe you would like the Wizards First Rule series by Terry Goodkind. It's like Harry Potter all grown up. A person who doesn't know he's a wizard until he's an adult during a time of war. Very interesting reading and a long series of books (I think there are 11 or 12 books in total). The final book is coming out this fall. They are great books!


Anonymous said...

I'm a big Harry Turtledove fan, especially Guns of the South. I also encourage you to check out S. M. Stirling's books.


Anonymous said...


Keep reading the rest of the World War series ... it gets better after WW2. It's a great escape series.

He's also just issued (in paperback) #2 of his alternate WW2 history of the Japanese in the Pacific, centered on people stuck in Pearl Harbor.