|This has rekindled my reading habits.|
When reading a book on a Kindle (and when I say Kindle, I mean either a Kindle device, the free app for mobile devices, or the cloud reader that allows you to read any book you've purchased right on the web), you can highlight words or passages. You can even leave notes that are associated with the highlights.
|Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base by|
Annie Jacobsen is a very good book. I highly recommend e-reading it.
I leave you with some of the quotes from recent books I've read. Enjoy!
"Laymen, in Strike’s experience, were obsessed with motive: opportunity topped the professional’s."
"For privacy, all of the glass-walled offices aboard The Mendacium were built with 'suspended particle device' glass. The transparency of SPD glass was easily controlled by the application or removal of an electric current, which either aligned or randomized millions of tiny rodlike particles suspended within the panel."
"There is a place in the northeastern United States in which the houses are packed together like a hobo’s teeth: all the same dirty off-white template with bits broken off here and there and crooked gaps in-between through which tufts of green sprout to remind the passers-by that the neighborhood isn’t completely sterile, as if the smell weren’t enough. Actually, and lamentably, there are a lot of places in the northeastern United States like that, but this one, in upstate New York, goes by the name of Arkham. And this night in Arkham the moon was full and the roiling storm clouds overhead had just begun to excrete their contents to the accompaniment of creeping thunder and crepitating lightning. The claw-like branches of a naked oak tree swayed madly in the wind next to a circular, cobwebbed attic window, casting twisted shadows into the attic as lightning flashed behind it."
"'I lent you money and you returned it. That was but a neighbourly action and we are now quits.' 'We are never quits with those who oblige us,' said Dantes, 'when we no-longer-owe them money we owe them gratitude.'"
"I need you to be clever, Bean. I need you to think of solutions to problems we haven't seen yet. I want you to try things that no one has ever tried because they're absolutely stupid.
He thought of a half dozen ideas before he went to sleep. Ender would be pleased -- every one of them was stupid."