What I’ve been reading

Things Unseen

A near-future urban fantasy, this is one of the only books I’ve read where the Fae (Elves) are actually as alien as the legends about them. I’m only halfway through, but it’s been delightful thus far.

The Haunting of Gillespie House

A traditional haunted house story. The earlier chapters are stronger than the ending, but an enjoyable read.

The Legacy Fleet Trilogy

The first book in the trilogy is essentially a retelling of the BattleStar Galactica miniseries using different names for the characters. It is, however, a strongly written retelling. The second and third book keep the same strong storytelling, but also break much further out into original plot lines. If you enjoy space opera this is a solid choice.

Deep Work

I’m a big fan of Cal Newport’s work. In this book he tackles the topic of why and how we should shift our focus from “cranking out widgets” to doing “deep work.” Deep work, as he defines it, is the type of work that requires intense focus, but also offers tremendous benefits. Something like writing a novel, for example.

What have you been reading lately?

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