Vacation Reading (2011)

By the time most of you read this, we’ll be on our way off to Algonquin Park for a some seriously needed R&R.

Here’s a list of what I’m bringing up with me to read/listen to:

Books on paper:
The Stand by Stephen King
2600 Magazine Summer edition
Color Correction Handbook by Alexis Van Hurkman
Anathem by Neal Stephenson
Majestic by Whitley Strieber

AudioBooks
The WWW Trilogy; WWW: Wake, WWW: Watch and WWW: Wonder by Robert J Sawyer
What Do You Care What Other People Think? by Richard Feynman
Tell Me a Story: Science Fiction One by Arthur C. Clarke, William Gibson, Isaac Asimov, Philip K. Dick, Robert Sheckley, Terry Bisson, Avram Davidson
Weapons of Choice by John Birmingham
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Spycraft: The Secret History of the CIA’s Spytechs from Communism to Al-Qaeda by Robert Wallace, H. Keith Melton, Henry Robert Schelsinger

Audio Podcasts
Dr Kiki’s Science Hour
The Edit Bay
Get-it-Done Guy
Grammar Girl
The History of Rome
The King Cast
Learn Japanese Podcast (all 176 episodes)
MacBreak Weekly
The Math Dude
Nova ScienceNOW
The Nutrition Diva
Scientific American’s Science Talk
Search Engine
That Post Show
White Coat, Black Arts
60-Second Earth

Now, the podcasts (with the exception of the Learn to Japanese one) are part of my “normal” listening, and have just piled up somewhat as I’ve been quite busy with work this summer.

The Stand will the the book I read the first three or so days I’m up there. I haven’t read it in probably a decade, so I’m looking forward to seeing how the story feels now.

The next item I’m excited to read is (finally) Robert J. Sawyer‘s entire WWW series – I’ve been eagerly awaiting this for .. years, but now the last novel is out, so I can plow through all three books one after another.

Yes, I consider listening to an audiobook reading, but I listen to podcasts. Go figure.

We’ll see how much reading I get done this year.