Reading Update

 Posted by on 6 June 2010 at 9:00 pm  Reviews
Jun 062010

Here’s the latest installment of my Reading Update.

Completed Reads

  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, translated by Simon Armitage. I listened to the audiobook. I’d highly recommend the audiobook: it was an easy listen, but likely a hard read. After a helpful introduction to set the context, the audiobook contained the alliterative translation by Simon Armitage, plus the original text in Middle English. I didn’t listen to the whole reading of the original text, but it was fascinating to hear a portion of it.
  • Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk by Peter Bernstein. The first half of this book on the development of probability theory was far more interesting than the murky second half on the modern theorizing about risk in finance.

Ongoing Reads

Upcoming Reads

  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by by Stieg Larsson. I’ll be totally engrossed by this book, I know, so I don’t dare start it right now. I’m too busy!
  • I’ve downloaded more short stories and a novel by Jack London from I’ll likely listen to those between now and OCON.
  • The Long Tail by Chris Anderson. I still haven’t started this book! It might have to wait until after OCON.
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