Category: Books

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A Kindle lover without a Kindle Oasis

Kindle’s are awesome. Kindle’s are amazing. Kindle’s are possibly one of the best inventions in literacy since the printing press. My Kindle collection includes every model from the original Kindle released in 2007 all the way through the Paperwhite gen 3 (actually several of the PW3’s). However, right around the time of the Paperwhite, Amazon’s eInk Kindle’s started to falter. The Voyage was a great unit which I was tempted...

Support your favorite author – Buy the book week one 0

Support your favorite author – Buy the book week one

Reading is one of many enjoyable pastimes and we’ve talked about books once or twice here on the blog. However, this week I learned something new, care of one of John’s favorite authors, Myke Cole. As it turns out, book releases are graded munch like the release of the newest blockbuster movie (even though the two formats really have very little in common). You always hear about the “opening weekend”...

Book Review: The End of All Things (Old Man’s War Book 6) 1

Book Review: The End of All Things (Old Man’s War Book 6)

Today marked the release of “The End of All Things” by John Scalzi. This is book 6 of the “Old Man’s War” (OMW) series, which started which started in 2005. For those that don’t know, this book is a collection of 4 novellas previously published starting in June of this year, plus some additional material. As I’ve already read the novellas, I can say with certainty that this book continues...

Myke Cole’s Breach Zone is out now! 0

Myke Cole’s Breach Zone is out now!

The final book in Myke Cole‘s Shadow Ops trilogy, Breach Zone is out as of today. If you liked Control Point or Fortress Frontier, this book will be right up your alley. If you haven’t read the other 2, then go get all three right now and start reading Control Point. They’re wonderful reads. Plus, if you buy now, then he’ll be even more influenced to write more stories in...

Book Review: The Node Beginner Book 0

Book Review: The Node Beginner Book

During August I went and took my first “real vacation” in about 5 years, however I ended up having to work most of it. Unfortunately I’m still working on that elusive “real vacation”. During the times I wasn’t working, I spent some time reading The Node Beginner Book, and generally trying to learn Node.js. I’ve read a lot of technical books and honestly wasn’t expecting much out of a 60...