Currently reading

Paul Hanley
A Month in the Country
Michael Holroyd, J.L. Carr
A Tale of the Dispossessed: A Novel
Laura Restrepo, Dolores M. Koch
Mesabi Pioneers
Jeffrey Smith, Russell Hill
The Crusades Through Arab Eyes
Jon Rothschild, Amin Maalouf
Island of a Thousand Mirrors
Nayomi Munaweera

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore - Robin Sloan Way fun. I love books about books and book lovers. I love to get my geek on. I work with several people who have nothing to do with Google but regard it as the tech holy land, and it was fun to read about a book lover who is also in the Google acolyte crowd. Throw a little adventure, mystery and intrigue in, and I was hooked. [We'll just overlook the somewhat weak plot resolution at the end -- I didn't really care at that point.]

But the best thing about this book was the characters. I would love to hang out with them. They were all solid, intelligent people with an enthusiasm for life (with the exception of the necessary villain, of course). The book just made me... happy. Nothing terribly complicated about that.