Books, Books, Books

Recent reads from recent travels :
Mur Lafferty’s Afterlife Series: I have been remiss in being so slow to get to this one. Five Novellas detailing the after-death adventures of two friends Kate and Daniel, and what happens when the world(s) end. Originally done as a podcast, this was the only “major” work of Mur’s I hadn’t read yet, and I’m kicking myself for taking so long. It starts a little slow, but once it gets moving, it’s a roller-coaster ride to the end. I highly recommend it. Go check it out Now!

Peter S. Beagle’s The Last Unicorn: I had only seen the movie, and Ursula insisted that I read the novel before meeting him at AnthroCon this year. If all you’ve seen is the movie, you’re missing out a LOT, since Mr. Beagle’s writing is fantastic. Also, he’s a really nice guy and a class act, and I look forward to the next time we get to see him.

Janet Evanovitch’s Smokin’ Seventeen: OK, The Stephanie Plum novels are a guilty pleasure. I like a good mystery, and these are always a fun ride. After about book 6 or 7, they are also completely over the top. The 17th book in the series is no different, and I had to keep from laughing out loud on an airplane when I was finishing this one. Just be aware that it ends with a cliff-hanger, to be resolved in book 18, due out in November.

About Kevin Sonney

Kevin Sonney - who, contrary to popular opinion was NOT raised by wolves - grew up in central North Carolina. He fell into the technology field by accident in 1991, when he gave up the wild and crazy lifestyle of an on-air AM radio DJ to become a mundane technical support monkey. The technology industry has never really recovered from this. Kevin has worked for such names as IBM, Red Hat, webslingerZ, and Lulu Technologies (we won't mention the ones that didn't survive the experience). He currently works as a Linux Administrator for Apptio. In his spare time he rescues stray animals and plays video games with his two sons. His wife, we're sad to say, helps him get past the really hard bits. Kevin is still not very mundane, he just got better at hiding it.
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