I have a post in my backlog about a couple of books I've recently read. However, what with moving house, my folks visiting, the upcoming wedding and the usual hectic pre-release, pre-UDS panic at work, I haven't had the time to polish it into something readable.

So, in lieu of actual thoughts and considerations, here's a list of what I've finished reading recently:

    • Ancient Rome: From the earliest times down to 476 AD, Robert Franklin Pennell
  • An Evil Guest, Gene Wolfe (thanks dash!)
  • Crystal Cave, Mary Stewart
  • Mabinogion, Anonymous
  • Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier
  • Strong Poison, Dorothy Sayers
  • This Momentary Marriage, John Piper
  • Pre-Christian Ireland, Peter Harbison

Currently working my way through a bunch of books.

  • Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad
  • Innovator's Solution, Michael E. Raynor and Clayton M. Christensen
  • The Quantum Universe, Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen R. Covey
  • ggplot2: Elegant Graphics for Data Analysis, Hadley Wickham
  • Think Stats: Probability and Statistics for Programmers, Allen B. Downey
Believe it or not, this is actually a kind of success in my attempt to be reading fewer books at once. The main lessons learned so far are not to set aside hard books so quickly and to start taking notes on genuinely interesting non-fiction books from the beginning. "7 Habits" and "Innovator's Solution" are still on there because I had to double back and re-read to note down things.