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francopoli  ·  1178 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: August 24th: What are you reading this week?

I've been reading more than normal the past two weeks.

[What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy]( http://amzn.com/1403984530) is the first. I'm disappointed in this one. If there is anything that you need to know about video games is that if an academic, member of the media or political animal over 50 starts talking about video games, prepare for cringe. A full 1/3 of the book is about how to create identity and how the identity of the player in the game interacts with him as a gamer. The book is dry and dull on top of that. I have one more chapter, then I am done with it. Not recommended.

The things they Carried is a book I am reading before I hand it over to my dad. Interesting without being overbearing and focuses on the people on the front lines of Vietnam. Not sure if this crowd would be into it, and honestly not my usual fare, but I'm glad I got it. War book people may want to get this one.

Reality is broken I've been looking forward to this one and get to finally start it this week. I'll post a review as I have had it in the pile for about six months but had other stuff on top of it.

My "lite" reading this week is Paranomality a book Richard Dawkins suggested about two years ago. I'm hoping to run through this on over the weekend depending on life stuff getting in the way.

I read fast, and for me, this is about a typical sampling. I aim for five to seven books a month depending on work and life commitments. I rarely read fiction; real life is far more weird and amazing.