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My 11 year old son did not want me to get him a story book. Instead he wanted a programming book, so we bought "Hello Python" by Anthony Briggs from a bookstore. The Amazon reviews for it ended up not so good, so we'll see how it goes: http://www.amazon.com/Hello-Python-Anthony-S-Briggs/dp/19351...

Anyway, I've recently read (my Kindle list):

    * Curious Myths of the Middles Ages by S. Baring-Gould
    * American Gods by Neil Gaiman
    * Instrumentalities of the Night series by Glen Cook
    * The Dragon Never Sleeps by Glen Cook
    * Many HP Lovecraft stories which I hadn't already read (I bought HP Lovecraft Complete Fiction)
    * Grimm's Fairy Tales
    * Cookery and Dining in Imperial Rome by Apicius
    * Takeshi Kovacs series by Richard K. Morgan
    * A Fire in the Sun (Budayeen series) by George Alec Effinger
    * Wool Omnibus by Hugh Howey
    * Hunted (Iron Druid Chronicles) by Kevin Hearne
    * Catspaw by Joan D. Vinge
Also I've been watching videos more than reading recently:

    * Peaky Blinders
    * Top Gear
    * Skins
    * Grimm (where everyone in Portland lives in restored craftsman style homes and uses devices from Apple)
    * The Grand Budapest Hotel
    * Constantine
    * Moby Dick (Patrick Stewart version)

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