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Sat, 30 Nov 2019

Recent Reads

I've been reading a lot lately, work has been crazy and I find leaving myself an hour before bed to read does wonders to relax me so I can sleep. Historical fiction has always been a favorite of mine, recently I finished up Ken Follett's [0] Kingsbridge trilogy. I read the first novel in the series (The Pillars of the Earth) in 2018, and just finished the other two. They are not light books (1000+ pages each) but are so engrossing you hardly notice how long they are. I highly recommend them for any fans of historical fiction, in particular early European history. All three books span a period of 500 years, the 12th - 17th centuries.

I have some of Follett's other books on my shelf to read, but am taking a detour into techno-thrillers by way of William Hertling's [1] Singularity series. I've read the first book, Avogrado Corp, and am in the middle of the second, AI Apocalypse. These are quick and enjoyable reads (250-300 pages each) that will appeal to most hardcore geeks.

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