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September 2015 Reading List

Books I read during the month of September — and hey, there’s actually a non-fiction book in there this time (one of my school books).

Not sure why I’ve never read the Harry Bosch novels by Michael Connelly before now. There are 20+ and he’s been writing them since the early 90s. They’re the kind of books my Mom would have read, and she would have told me about them, so…

…it makes me wonder what other series/authors are out there waiting for me to find?

  • Deal Breaker by Harlan Coben
  • The Chase by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg
  • The Heist by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg
  • Agile Game Development with Scrum by Clinton Keith
  • Year Zero by Rob Reid
  • The King of Torts by John Grisham
  • The Racketeer by John Grisham
  • The Book of Lies by Brad Meltzer
  • Spencerville by Nelson DeMille
  • The Black Echo by Michael Connelly
  • The Black Ice by Michael Connelly
  • The Concrete Blonde by Michael Connelly
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Miscellaneous Personal

August 2015 Reading List

Not sure I’ll do this next year — while I kind of like to look back and see what I’ve read, I can’t help thinking about how much “stuff” I could have gotten done if I hadn’t read all those books…

Eight of those books are rereads — I read them at some time during the past, Thanks to my lack of memory I enjoyed them all again and didn’t know “who done it” until I was supposed to.

  • Mad Ship by Robin Hobb
  • Nemesis by Catherine Coulter
  • Citizen Insane by Karen Cantwell
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline <== liked best
  • Ship of Destiny by Robin Hobb
  • Deep Down by Lee Child
  • Brain Jack by Brian Falkner
  • Seconds Away by Harlan Coben
  • The Killing Floor by Lee Child
  • Die Trying by Lee Child
  • Tripwire by Lee Child
  • Running Blind by Lee Child
  • Echo Burning by Lee Child
  • Without Fail by Lee Child
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July 2015 Reading List

These are the books I finished reading in July, 2015. Honestly, I think there might have been one or two more, but I was trying to cut back on my reading to work on a new game and didn’t write everything down as soon as I finished reading it.

  • Dragon City by Robin Hobb
  • Dragon Blood by Robin Hobb
  • Girl Jacked by Christopher Greyson
  • Impulse by Steven Gould
  • Exo by Steven Gould
  • Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb
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June 2015 Reading List

I finished reading the following books in June, 2015. After rediscovering Wilbur Smith last month I followed up with a few more. I also found out how easy it is to order books from the UofA library system (from all over the state) and have them delivered to MatSu College (7 minutes from the house) so I started in on a couple trilogies from Robin Hobb that I’d been wanting to buy.

  • Monsoon by Wilbur Smith
  • Angel Killer by Andrew Mayne
  • Suspect by Robert Craise
  • Desert God by Wilbur Smith
  • Swallow the Sky: A Space Opera by Chris Mead
  • Gone Forever by Scott Blade
  • Blue Horizon by Wilbur Smith
  • Timebound (Chronos Files #1) by Rysa Walker
  • The Triumph of the Sun by Wilbur Smith
  • Once A Thief by Kay Hooper
  • Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb
  • Dragon Haven by Robin Hobb
  • Always A Thief by Kay Hooper

The July list (coming soon) is much shorter — mainly because I felt guilty about reading so many books and treating the time between semesters as a vacation!

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May 2015 Reading List

I finished reading the following books in May, 2015. School was over by the first couple days of the month and I think I went on kind of a reading binge to celebrate.

The Hard Luck Hank books were a fun(ny) sci-fi series and Birds of Prey reminded me why everybody in my family inhaled Wilbur Smith books as we were growing up.

  • Angles of Attack (Frontlines #3) by Markos Kloos
  • Close Up Magic (Sleight of Hand 1) by Michelle Flye
  • Escape Magic (Sleight of Hand 2) by Michelle Flye
  • Island Magic (Sleight of Hand 3) by Michelle Flye
  • Hard Luck Hank: Screw the Galaxy by Steven Campbell
  • Hard Luck Hank: Basketful of Crap by Steven Campbell
  • Hard Luck Hank: Prince of Suck by Steven Campbell
  • Dead Zero by Stephen Hunter
  • Crash & Burn by Lisa Gardner
  • Soft Target by Stephen Hunter
  • Birds of Prey by Wilbur Smith
  • SOS at Midnight by Walker Tompkins
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Miscellaneous Personal

April 2015 Reading List

Here are the books I finished reading in April, 2015. While I was sick most of April, I vegged out on Netflix more than books, so it was a light month.

I’m still really enjoying the Privateer Tales — they bring back memories of discovering Robert Heinlein when I was a kid.

  • Fear the Survivors (Fear Saga 2) by Stephen Moss
  • Fear the Future (Fear Saga 3) by Stephen Moss
  • Smuggler’s Dilemma (Privateer Tales 5) by Jamie McFarland
  • Cutpurse (Privateer Tales 6) by Jamie McFarland
  • The Emperor’s Conspiracy by William Zellmann
  • A Show of Force (Frontiers Saga 13) by Ryk Brown
  • Man’s Hope by William Zellmann
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March Reading List

Here are the books I finished reading in March, 2015. I forgot to post this earlier, so I’ll wait a few days and then post the April list.

I really recommend the ones by Robin Hobbs if you like fantasy, although Mariella likes fantasy and couldn’t get into them, so I’m not sure what’s wrong with her. Actually, I started the first one about a year ago and then dropped it after the first chapter, but so glad I tried again.

There’s another Assassin/Fool trilogy waiting for me but since they’re not part of the KindleUnlimited program I have to pay real money for them so I’m holding off. For now. 🙂

  • Lesser Prince (Guardians of Gaeland 1) by Jamie McFarlane
  • Star Soldier (Doom Star 1) by Vaughn Heppner
  • Assassin’s Apprentice (The Farseer Trilogy 1) By Robin Hobb
  • Royal Assassin (The Farseer Trilogy 2) by Robin Hobb
  • Assassin’s Quest (The Farseer Trilogy 3) by Robin Hobb
  • Fool’s Errand (Tawny Man Trilogy 1) by Robin Hobb
  • Golden Fool (Tawny Man Trilogy 2) by Robin Hobb
  • Fool’s Fate (Tawny Man Trilogy 3) by Robin Hobb
  • Empty Space by Alan Black
  • Star Splinter (Fractured Space 1) By J. G. Cressey
  • Fear the Sky (Fear Saga 1) by Stephen Moss
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February Reading List

Following are the books I finished reading in February. The last couple days of February and the first couple days of March had me trying to finish what should have been a good book (tons of 5-star reviews on Amazon). I finally quit at just over halfway through and put my first “nastygram” type review on Amazon.

March looks like it will be light compared to February simply because I’m playing catch-up on work and school (because I read too much last month? Nooo!) so the times I sneak in a few pages are minimized.

  • Lines of Departure (Frontlines #2) by Markos Kloos
  • Riptide (Jake Lassiter #5) by Paul Levine
  • Fool Me Twice (Jake Lassiter #6) by Paul Levine
  • Flesh and Bones (Jake Lassiter #7) by Paul Levine
  • Lassiter (Jake Lassiter #8) by Paul Levine
  • Last Chance Lassiter (Jake Lassiter #9) by Paul Levine
  • Alice by Charles Lamb
  • Design Rules for Free-to-Play Games by Nicholas Lovell & Rob Fahey
  • The Neon Lawyer by Victor Methos
  • The Lost Command (Lost Starship #2) by Vaughn Heppner
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January Reading List

These are the books I read in January 2015 (thanks to Randy for this idea):

  • False Dawn (Jake Lassiter #3) by Paul Levine
  • Starship’s Mage: Omnibus by Glynn Stewart
  • First to Kill by Andrew Peterson
  • Forced to Kill by Andrew Peterson
  • Take the Monkeys and Run by Karen Cantwell
  • Stranded on Haven by William Zellmann
  • Mortal Sin (Jake Lassiter #4) by Paul Levine
  • Terms of Enlistment (Frontlines #1) by Markos Kloos

If I wasn’t so lazy I’d put links to Amazon for you to check them out, but…

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College Miscellaneous

My First Algebra Project

Yesterday I took my final exam in Beginning Algebra, the first algebra class I’ve taken since I was… well, it’s the first algebra class I’ve ever taken.

I had to do a class project that consisted of finding something we learned in class and show how it can be used in everyday life. Basically, it needs to answer the question, “Why do we need to know this?”

Here’s a link to the PDF (just two pages) version of my project:
AlgebraProjectLaser.pdf

And here’s a video version of the project (I did it for extra credit):