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Reading – Man arrested at Larg…

Reading – Man arrested at Large Hadron Collider claims he’s from the future (Nick Hyde, CNet) http://t.co/wICYnFIw

Reading – Sens. Paul, McCain c…

Reading – Sens. Paul, McCain clash over terrorist detainee amendment (Josiah Ryan, The Hill) http://t.co/NgVpVCKv

Reading – Newt’s Coup de Grace…

Reading – Newt’s Coup de Grace (Andrew Sullivan, Daily Beast) http://t.co/ItRtnMM2

Reading – With Building Blocks…

Reading – With Building Blocks, Educators Going Back to Basics (Kyle Spencer, NYT) http://t.co/K2L3pHwe

Reading – The Buyer’s Remors…

Reading – The Buyer’s Remorse Primary (Nate Silver, NYT) http://t.co/LdrMJJsk

Reading – Scientists ID ‘Mor…

Reading – Scientists ID ‘Morning Person’ Gene (Carrie Gann, ABC News) http://t.co/tI7lho8X

Really? What year is it again…

Really? What year is it again? “@BreakingNews: Hardline Iranian students have broken into the British Embassy in Tehran – @AP

Shadow of the Giant

Author: Orson Scott Card
Original Publication: 2005
Started: 2011 Jan 3
Finished: 2011 Jan 12
Format: Kindle
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It really has been too long since I read this for me to say anything too much about it.  Most of it has slipped from my mind.  It is the continuation of the story of Bean, and in fact is the last of the Bean centric books in this series…  so far anyway, I gather a couple more are planned.

This basically continues to follow the battle school kids (and Peter) as they are instrumental in global politics and wars, until the point where Bean finally leaves the planet.

This was an OK read, but just didn’t have the impact of the first few books in the series.  My basic thought this far in (8 books) was that the first was of course the classic and best.  Then as we did #2 through #4 each was not quite as good as the one before.  Then #5 freshened it up by shifting to Bean and was probably somewhere between #2 and #3, then as we went through 6, 7 and 8 we once again were in the pattern of each being not quite as good as the one before.

Having said that, they were all enjoyable reads.  The only “must reads” in the series up to this point are #1 and #2.  But if you enjoy those, the others aren’t bad at all.

All His Trains Are In The Plane

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Reading – Comet Curiosity? (Na…

Reading – Comet Curiosity? (Nancy Atkinson, Universe Today)
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