Reading project, week ending 5 Sep 2021

What have I read this week?

Forever Peace by Joe Haldeman

This is a science fiction novel, a sequel to The Forever War. It is about a man named Julian who is a part-time soldier who pilots a soldierboy (basically a robot soldier). I didn’t really like this, because I didn’t particularly like any of the characters.

One Hundred Lyrics and a Poem by Neil Tennant

This is a book containing lyrics to many of Neil Tennant’s songs (and a poem) with notes relating to their meaning. I found it interesting, but if you don’t like the music of the Pet Shop Boys you probably wouldn’t like it.

The Physicians of Vilnoc by Lois McMaster Bujold

This is a fantasy novella about the sorcerer Penric and his demon Desdemona. I enjoyed this; Penric and Desdemona are interesting characters, and I really like the world they are part of. I would definitely read more in this series.

Mount St Helens: A Sleeping Volcano Awakes by Marian T. Place

This is a nonfiction book about the 1980 eruption of Mount St Helens. It’s aimed at children, so it’s written in quite simple language, but I found it an interesting introduction to this topic.

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