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vanaabegra
I have started HP:Deathly Hallows. I think I am early on in Chapter three, when Harry and....

Anywho, I just finished the following two books:
The Assault on Reason by Al Gore (yes, that Al Gore)
Over-Clocked by Cory Doctorow (of Boing Boing and XKCD fame)

Assault on Reason
Good book. Not a whole lot of new information, but some good ideas. He takes a few things for granted, and makes some generalizations that are not wholly accurate, but all in all it is a decent read. Not a light read. In the early parts of the book he starts talking about brain functions and learning, and hits some heavy information. He also does talk about some of his initiatives and time as VP (I guess if you have been the VP you get to do that). He also rails on the Republicans for slamming through legislation and how they further corrupted a system that was already in decline.

Over-Clocked
A collection of short stories (or novelettes or novella, whatever). Good for the geek. Also, he takes some good ideas and expands on them in other, non-related stories. 1984 is referenced, and if you have read Transmetropolitan or Idoru you will recognize some of the technologies used.

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You can't spoiler me ya bastard! I done read it HP: DH already! Took 2 days due to the inconvenience of having a 4 year old. I will discuss it in a month or so once everyone else who is going to read it has read it.

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