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Book Report / On Vacation

Monday, May. 21, 2007 4:59 PM


The Minister is on holiday through May 31.

During the time I've been on disability (since October 2005), I've read quite a few books. I am a reasonably fast and avid reader, and my interests touch on a broad range of subjects.

It is my opinion that there is no way President George W. Bush read sixty books in the space of a single year in addition to the flood of position papers and reports that must routinely cross a president's desk. Nor do I believe that anyone who can read sixty books, ranging from Shakespeare to Camus, could possibly be as shallow and dull-witted as Mr. Bush routinely demonstrates himself to be.

Books I've Read Since October, 2005

Queen of the South / Arturo Perez Reverte

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World / Jack Weatherford

A User's Guide to the Brain / John J. Ratey

Beam Me Up / James Doohan

Our Endangered Values - America's Moral Crisis / President Jimmy Carter

One Bullet Away / Nathan Fick

Dead Witch Walking / Kim Harrison

The Last Light of the Sun / Guy Gavriel Kay

Captain Alatriste / Arturo Perez Reverte

The Star Trek Scriptbook - The Q Files / Various

X-Wing: Wraith Squadron / Aaron Allston

Hard Contact / Karen Traviss

Triple Zero / Karen Traviss

Inside Delta Force / Eric Haney

24 - Declassified: Operation Hellgate / Marc Cerrasini

Ironcrown Moon / Julian May

DaVinci Code Illustrated Screenplay / Dan Brown, Akiva Goldsman

How Would A Patriot Act? / Glenn Greenwald

Black Wind / Clive Cussler & Dirk Cussler

1421: The Year The Chinese Discovered the World / Gavin Menzies

Urban Shaman / C.E. Murphy

Thunderbird Falls / C.E. Murphy

Danse Macabre / Laurell K. Hamilton

The One Percent Doctrine / Ron Suskind

The Dharma of Star Wars / Matthew Bortolin

City of Pearl / Karen Traviss

Crossing the Line / Karen Traviss

The World Before / Karen Traviss

Outbound Flight / Timothy Zahn

Maximum Ride / James Patterson

Darth Vader: Rise of A Dark Lord / James Luceno

Bloodlines / Karen Traviss

Dealer's Choice / James Everett, Phil Foglio, Matt Selinker

Hydrogen Steel / K.A. Bedford

The Cobweb / Neal Stephenson & J. Frederick George

Anansi Boys / Neil Gaiman

Matriarch / Karen Traviss

The Worst Person in the World / Keith Olbermann

Darth Bane: Path of Destruction / Drew Kaparshin

Tempest / Troy Dennning

The Scorpion's Gate / Richard A. Clarke

The Utility of Force / General Rupert Smith

Exile / Aaron Allston

Ally / Karen Traviss

Where Have All The Leaders Gone? / Lee Iacocca

Allegiance / Timothy Zahn



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