Sunday, September 18, 2011

#geekreads - reading for August

August reading for #geekreads was mixed.

My reading for August included:
  • For the win by Cory Doctorow - an international novel of games and labour unions
  • Mortal instruments by Clarissa Clare - seems to be a move into spoof horror
  • Fast women by Jennifer Crusie
  • Hounded by Kenneth Herne - druid in modern Tempe (with some great laugh out loud moments)
  • Chelsea Mansions by Barry Maitland - another engrossing read 
  • Pervasive games : theory and design by Markus Montola, Jaakko Stenros, and Annika Waern - helped to build by understanding of this kind of game
  • also read New Scientist, Delicious, Jamie


My reading of one title (not on the list above) was progressing well until I read a comment by the author who seemed to like to buy copies of all the books she was using as research tools, and did not seem like to find them in libraries, not if she could not buy a copy for herself.  It made me  think about findability for future researchers, if the titles were all in private collections with no way of even locating holdings (no worldcat equivalent). This does highlight need for libraries to make sure their content is findable electronically.

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