Thursday, May 28, 2009

Wrapping up 2008

Nothing like a 5 month delay in wrapping up a year :-). I finished up 2008 having read 104 books, so I achieved my goal of 100 books in a year. I then took about a 3 month break, just doing some light reading (magazines and short stuff) and re-reading some favorites. Some of the highlights from the last quarter of '08 were:

The Cruel Sea by Nicholas Montserrat; a classic WWII sea story, I enjoyed this book very much, having an interest in both WWII and naval fiction.

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks, soon to be made into a movie (and here). This may be a modern classic (whatever that means). Max Brooks has written a gem here, that I've reread once already, had several high school students read with positive reviews, and generally seen nothing but praise anywhere about it. I eagerly await the movie.