Tag Archives: books

Sir Terry Pratchett

I have a rational fear of very prolific authors: if they're good, I won't be able to resist reading everything they've written. And I was right to be afraid. After nearly a decade of trying to avoid it, I finally read my first[1] Terry Pratchett book. Well, I wasn't using my free time very productively, […]

Short Book Reviews — Steam Legion

Steam Legion by Evan Currie is a fascinating tale of what if… imagine the world in 50 AD if someone invents the steam engine. Steam power is a brand new development in this world, and we get to see first-hand how it changes the face of war. It’s a gem of a story, with interesting […]

Self-improvement, or a quest for Shoshin

My plans for graduate studies have been pushed-back for another year, but I’ve decided to not waste any time either. In the coming year, I want to learn about as many new things as I can. I just ordered a few books from Flipkart.com—which is, by the way, fast becoming my favourite Indian book store—and […]


I haven’t updated my blog in ages. I don’t know why, for the last few months, I just couldn’t write. I write in order to help myself think. Putting concrete words to my thoughts is the best way (that I know of) of clearing my head, and enforcing some sort of order to the chaos […]

Mieville on Tolkien

Do read China Meiville’s Five Reasons Tolkien Rocks—very interesting.

I’m still here

Yes, I’m still here. Just thought I’d drop by and let you know what I’ve been up to recently. Or more precisely, what I’ve been reading lately. Work has been hectic, but I’m nowhere near busy enough to stop reading. I’ve read quite a few great books recently. John Scalzi’s The Ghost Brigades and The […]


Along with my monthly stock of new books, I ordered two copies of Heroes Die today. I already have a copy, but I figure I’ll keep one as a spare, and one to maybe gift to some nascent bibliophile. Blade of Tyshalle is already sold out (and secondhand copies are selling for upwards of 40US$), […]


(In which I pontificate, and generally try to sound like I know what I’m talking about) Part 1: The Problem with eBooks I just love books. I don’t think anything is ever going to replace the sheer joy of reading an actual, physical book. One you can touch and smell and feel. That said, I […]


On my last count, there were 74 books I own that I haven’t read. Some I’m planning to, some I’ve half-read and given up for whatever reason, some I have just put away for so long that I’ve forgotten about them, and some are short story collections (I can never finish those, short stories exhaust […]

New books ordered

Jim Butcher Fool Moon [The Dresden Files 02] Grave Peril [The Dresden Files 03] Summer Knight [The Dresden Files 04] Death Masks [The Dresden Files 05] Neal Stephenson The Confusion [Baroque Cycle 02] The System of the World [Baroque Cycle 03] Caitlin Sweet A Telling of Stars Rob Kutner Apocalypse How: Turn the End-Times into […]