Summer Reads

I’ve been happily reading some eBooks lately on my Palm and just thought I’d share…

First, thinking about the movie release, I picked up a copy of I, Robot, which I really enjoyed. It’s a series of stories all involving Robots of different types with some character overlaps through time. The main focus is on the robopsychologist Susan Calvin, who comes in contact with the robots in most of the stories to help debunk issues that occur. She’s not in all the stories exactly, but she is telling about them, prior to flashing back into story mode. I’d definitely recommend it… From what I’ve gathered regarding the movie, there is not much in common other than the name and perhaps the 3 laws of Robotics:

  1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm
  2. A robot must obey orders givein to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
  3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

I just finished reading Digital Fortress by Dan Brown. I actually had no idea he was the writer of the Da Vinci Code (which I am currently reading), and really enjoyed this one. It started out a bit weaker than I would have liked, but I quickly got sucked in… I was turning the pages pretty quickly as the pace of the book heated up. The premise is this… the NSA discovers an unbreakable code, which of course must be cracked in order to preserve not only National Security, but world order… There were some hokey parts, but I still could not put it down…

This is actually why I was pleased t o discover that Brown was the author of The Da Vinci Code. I had of course heard of the book, but had passed on previous opportunities to read it. Now, I am fully engaged with the book and looking forward to seeing where it goes!

One of the great things about using the eReader software is that I literally always have a a book handy. I’ve grown quite used to reading on the smaller screen and find that it’s easy to do in both well lit or dark rooms.

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