Twitter is an amazing beast. More and more I find myself getting useful information and ideas from Twitter. For someone that works at home, it’s a great window into the world outside.
A couple days ago, a friend posted that they were looking for a science fiction book to read, and were there any recommendations. I dropped one back and didn’t think about it.
The next day the person posted back that they liked book x, y, and z, and did anyone else have a recommendation. Four or five people chimed in and before long there was a science fiction list going back and forth in a number of tweets. A few people recommended books back to me, and I even picked up one of my own recommendations that I had read as a kid, and grabbed a sample on the Kindle App to remind me to get to it again.
So now I have these samples on my Kindle to start reading again:
- Daemon - Danial Suarez, and the Freedom as the next book.
- Titan - John Varley
- The Gunslinger (Dark Tower Series) - Stephen King, I read this a long time ago, but the recommendations from friends will have me try it again.
- Foundation - I read this in high school or college and I recommended it, but I only read 3. There are 7, so I’ll try this one again.
- I, Robot - Never read it. Recommended to me.
- The Second Ship - found on an Amazon recommendation
- Star Soldier - Another Amazon recommendation found while looking at those above.
I’ll get to all these this year, but it’s cool to get a few recommendations.