Last time I blogged about my goal to read 100 Books this year I was at a total of 12! TWELVE! Well that was in May and I hate to report I haven’t made much progress since then. As of today I have read a total of 23 books and am nearly finished my 24th. Nowhere near 100 but some people don’t have time for 1 or 2 so I’m not beating myself up too badly.
A few of my favourites since my last post in May:
Bossypants ~ Tina Fey
Life of Pi ~ Yan Martel
The Strain ~ Guillermo Del Toro
Skippy Dies ~ Paul Murray
My favourite book out of the last 11 I’ve read has to be Roboapocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson.
Here’s the description from Amazon.
In the near future, at a moment no one will notice, all the dazzling technology that runs our world will unite and turn against us. Taking on the persona of a shy human boy, a childlike but massively powerful artificial intelligence known as Archos comes online and assumes control over the global network of machines that regulate everything from transportation to utilities, defense and communication.
In the months leading up to this, sporadic glitches are noticed by a handful of unconnected humans – a single mother disconcerted by her daughter’s menacing “smart” toys, a lonely Japanese bachelor who is victimized by his domestic robot companion, an isolated U.S. soldier who witnesses a ‘pacification unit’ go haywire – but most are unaware of the growing rebellion until it is too late. When the Robot War ignites — at a moment known later as Zero Hour — humankind will be both decimated and, possibly, for the first time in history, united.
I can’t recommend this book enough! While it’s definitely science fiction, it wasn’t the kind of book that alienates those who don’t usually read that genre. Plus, we can probably all agree technology permeates our everyday lives, so the thought of machines turning against us is incredibly unsettling. Ever since World War Z and The Walking Dead have come out, people are all about zombies – but I’m telling you a robot uprising is *much* scarier to think about. If you’re looking for a book to read, check this one out & let me know what you think.
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