Colin Devroe

Reverse Engineer. Blogger.

Finished A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Excellent read. Better than Neil de Grasse’s latest. Also, this was my first library loan using Kindle. Great experience. Will do again.

‪Finished Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Quick, witty overview.‬

Finished The Wright Brothers by David McCullough ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. So much to glean.

Finished Star Wars: Aftermath – Empires End. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ – My immediate reaction isn’t good. I liked the first two but expected so much more from this one.

Finished Southern Reach: Annihilation ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ in a single day. What did I just read? What just happened? Must continue.

Finished Star Wars: Aftermath: Life Debt ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Felt very much like a second-in-a-three-part-series. Looking forward to wrapping up the Aftermath series. But, first, Southern Reach: Annihilation.

Finished Contact by Carl Sagan in audio book narrated by Jodie Foster. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ It was excellent. I love the movie but it makes me wish for the π part in the book to have been in the movie.

Finished Star Wars: Aftermath by Chuck Wendig. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Looking forward to the next two installments as I hear they are even better.

Finished an illustrated version of Moby Dick last night. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – It is little wonder why this is such a classic.

Reading Ready Player One, Downtown Scranton – July 2017

Easily my favorite book this year. Eliza just finished it too. I may want to read it again before the movie comes out.

Published: September 7, 2017

Finished Velocity by Dean Koontz ⭐️⭐️⭐️. Nearly-4 stars but the ending fell just a bit flat for me. Very well paced though.

Finished Ready Player One. ★★★★★

I’ve been reading Ready Player One the last few days. It’s great.

Spine Magazine

Spine Magazine:

Spine was founded in 2014 by Emma J. Hardy, and covers creative and production aspects of the book publishing industry with a primary focus on book cover design. Its mission is to offer creator insight, long-form stories, product information, and community content for an audience that is highly enthusiastic about books.

The first piece I read on Spine was this interview with Daniel Benneworth-Gray (who has an excellent blog btw) by Suzanna Baird (whom you may remember from the Dribbble Blog Courtside). It won’t be the last piece I read there. I’ve just subscribed.

Book review: 2001: A Space Odyssey. – 5 stars.

Book review: The Andromeda Strain – 3.5 stars.

Chuck Wendig is writing a Star Wars novel

Chuck Wendig is writing a Star Wars novel. He writes:

I cannot feel my legs, and I have been drunkenly pirouetting wildly around the house for months, making lightsaber sounds and forcing my four-year-old on a steady regimen of Star Warsy goodness. I am geeking out hardcore over here.

We live in interesting times. Where we can follow the blogs and the tweets of the people that bring us our favorite things.