Thursday, December 29, 2016

2016 Book List

There was a common theme this year, lets see if you can see it:

1. Going Postal -Terry Pratchett
2. The Color of Magic -Terry Pratchett
3. Guards! Guards! -Terry Pratchett
4. The Light Fantastic -Terry Pratchett
5. Small Gods -Terry Pratchett
6. Mort -Terry Pratchett
7. Men at Arms -Terry Pratchett
8. Equal Rights -Terry Pratchett
9. Sourcery -Terry Pratchett
10. Making Money -Terry Pratchett
11. Reaper Man -Terry Pratchett
12. Eric -Terry Pratchett
13. Pyramids -Terry Pratchett
14. Feet of Clay -Terry Pratchett
15. Interesting Times -Terry Pratchett
16. Wyrd Sisters -Terry Pratchett
17. Jingo -Terry Pratchett
18. Soul Music -Terry Pratchett
19. The Fifth Elephant -Terry Pratchett
20. The Last Continent -Terry Pratchett
21. Hogfather -Terry Pratchett
22. Night Watch -Terry Pratchett
23. The Last Hero -Terry Pratchett
24. Thud! -Terry Pratchett
25. Snuff -Terry Pratchett
26. Witches Abroad -Terry Pratchett
27. Unseen Academicals -Terry Pratchett
28. Raising Steam -Terry Pratchett
Other Books:
29. Old Man's War -John Scalzi
30. Quiet -Susan Cain
31. Endurance -Alfred Lansing
32. Off to Be the Wizard -Scott Meyer
33. Spell or High Water -Scott Meyer
34. An Unwelcome Quest -Scott Meyer
35. Red Shirts -John Scalzi
36. SPQR -Mary Beard
37. Armada -Ernest Cline



Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Books of 2015

I have read many books this year. Here is the list:

1. Rise of Endymion -Dan Simmons
2. A Short Stay in Hell -Steven Peck
3. The Bone Clocks -David Mitchell
4. The Magicians -Lev Grossman
5. The Magician King - Lev Grossman
6. The Magician's Land - Lev Grossman
7. The Buried Giant - Ishiguro Kazuo
8. Ready Player One - Ernest Cline
9.The Devils Only Friend -Dan Wells
10. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell - Susanna Clarke
11. Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone - J.K. Rowling
12. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - J.K. Rowling
13. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J.K. Rowling
14. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J.K. Rowling
15. Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix - J.K. Rowling
16. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - J.K. Rowling
17. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J.K. Rowling
18. Trigger Warnings - Neil Gaiman
19. 1984 - George Orwell
20. Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
21. Animal Farm - George Orwell
22. All the Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr
23. The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
24. The Plantagenets - Dan Jones
25. The War of the Roses - Dan Jones
26. Five Billion Years of Solitude - Lee Billings
27. The Hidden Reality - Brian Greene
28. Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell

All of these were great reads. The Magicians Trilogy is probably one of my new favorite books of all time.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Books of 2014

1-3. Gormanghast Trilogy - Mervyn Peake
         - Titus Groan
         - Gormenghast
         - Titus Alone
4. The Martian - Andy Weir
5. A Short Stay in Hell - Steven Peck
6. Elantris - Brandon Sanderson
7. Letters to a Young Mormon - Adam Miller
8. I am not a Serial Killer - Dan Wells
9. Mr. Monster - Dan Wells
10. I Don't Want to Kill You - Dan Wells
11. The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
12. Partials - Dan Wells
13. Fragments - Dan Wells
14. Ruins - Dan Wells
15. Watership Down - Richard Adams
16. The Princess Bride - William Goldman
17. At the Mountains of Madness - H. P. Lovecraft
18. Rereading Job: Understanding the Ancient World's Greatest Poem - Micheal Austin
19. Hyperion  - Dan Simmons
20. The Fall of Hyperion - Dan Simmons
21. Endymion - Dan Simmons

Monday, December 30, 2013

Books of 2013

The books I have read in 2013:

1. Dracula by Bram Stoker
2. Sherlock Holmes: The Hounds of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
3. Sherlock Holmes: The valley of fear by Arthur Conan Doyle
4. Dispirited by Louisa Perkins
5. A Short Stay in Hell by Steven Peck
6. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
7. Star Ship Troopers by Robert Heinlein
8. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R Tolkien
9. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
10. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King by J.R.R Tolkien
11. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein
12. The Space Chronicles by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
13. The Ocean at the end of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
14. Sherlock Holmes: His Last bow by Arthur Conan Doyle
15. Sherlock Holmes: Casebook of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
16. Truth, Lies, and O-rings by Allan MacDonald
17. Ringworld by Larry Niven

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Books of 2012

These are all the book I have read this last year. Not quite as many as I would like but still a good amount.

1. Warbreaker -Brandon Sanderson
2-6. Sherlock Holmes  - Sir Author Conan Doyle
         - A Study in Scarlet
         - The Sign of Four
         - The Adventures of
         - The memoirs of
         - The Return of
7. The Allow of Law - Brandon Sanderson
8. The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexander Dumas
9-15. The Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis
16. The Illustrated Man - Ray Bradbury
17. The Road - Cormac McCarthy
18. A Demon Haunted World - Carl Sagan
19. A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
20. The Time Machine - H.G. Wells
21. Neverwhere -Neil Gaiman

I've been trying to read more classic books and I have enjoyed each book quite a lot. If I had to recommend one, it would be Sherlock Holmes. They are simply fun to read. Right now I am reading Dracula. Another really good one, but haven't finished it yet.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Robot

Well I've got another semester down. That means I'm one year into the engineering program and just three more to go. I did pretty well, got a lot of B's. This semester I got to build a robot that's actually powered by electricity! It had to travel around a track shooting three zombie targets and then whack a zombie with a hammer, which we did flawlessly. In the competition we got disqualified because it didn't stop at the end so we lost. I felt our robot was under appreciated. here are some pictures of the robot.




Sunday, February 5, 2012

I'm an Uncle again

My first niece was born earlier this week on February 1st. Her name is Darci Avenlea. It's very exciting, I can't wait to go to California to meet her. Congrats Time and Jess and welcome to the family Darci!