Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Stuff I've been reading

Making Comics by Scott McCloud
I know I can't put in the time, but this is one of the things I've wondered about doing. I like deconstructing comics, and coming out seeing what has been done a bit clearer.

The Thief
The Queen of Attolia
(up next) The King of Attolia
by Megan Whalen Turner
My wife's sister gave these to us. Young-adult targeted, still a pretty good fantasy yarn.

WorldChanging (A User's guide for the 21st century) by lots of people.
Started. This is where I want to go. If I don't do it, do I really think someone else will step up instead, for exactly the thing I might have done? Still, I'm annoyed by fallacies that are presented as basic facts. It'll be work to separate the gems here.

The Lying Stones of Marrakech, by Stephen Jay Gould.
Started, keeps getting pushed down the stack. Natural history essays, I enjoy, but they aren't holding my attention like Wonderful Life did.