I Read Books (with cool covers)

My new career allows for ample time to consume the written word. And I took full advantage of it. I did not keep notes on the amount or which volumes I read but looking back over 2014 these were three that came to mind.

 
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan Purely for fun. My friend Kelly bought it for me if I promised to read it. It was done. It had everything I love – books, fonts, antique books, secret societies, social media, friends, hidden mysteries. Plus the cover glows in the dark.

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A Tale for A Time Being by Ruth Ozeki I was just so intrigued by this story. Quantum physics, time travel, bullying, family and culture, voice. It was disturbing and comforting.

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The Circle by Dave Eggers Excellent social commentary on social media and privacy. I still think of this book every single time I click “like” on any social media site.

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