A couple more books that I've just finished reading ... 1. "iWoz" by Steve Wozniak and Gina Smith <http://www.amazon.com/iWoz/dp/0393061434/> This is an autobiography by Steve Wozniak, nicknamed "Woz". For those who don't know, he is one of the Two Steves that founded Apple Computer (the other being Steve Jobs, who returned to Apple in 1997 and has been CEO ever since). For someone who has been into computers for over 20 years, and an Apple fan, I found it a very interesting read. Wozniak has a relaxed, almost conversational style (probably aided by the co-author). Even engineers, like, say "like" a lot :) It's a very candid book, with the author's primary motivation being to set the record straight regarding his life, in particular his time at Apple. While it's clear that he is normally very shy and gentle by nature, he developed incredible self-belief and confidence from his engineering work. There's a lot of detail for geeks, but it's not over- done. You can skim over it, but make sure you don't miss all the practical jokes he's pulled. He started early and some of the pranks are highly elaborate. He doesn't just tell you what happened, but he also offers some of his personal philosophy. For example, he tells us that "the secret to life ... is to find a way to be happy and satisfied with your life and also to make other people happy and satisfied with their lives" (Chapter 5). The book concludes with some "Rules to Live By". But the style is not preachy, rather he just tries to give an honest and truthful account of his life, and how he tries to live it. 2. "Lost in a Good Book" by Jasper Fforde <http://www.amazon.com/Lost-Good-Book/dp/0142004030/> This is the second book in the "Thursday Next" Series, and the sequel to "The Eyre Affair". It continues the style established in the first book. In the process of rescuing Jane Eyre our Heroine, Thursday Next, has unfortunately made a lot of enemies. In this book, they each try to exact revenge in their own separate way. For example, Goliath Corporation has conspired with a corrupt ChronoGuard agent to go back into time to "eradicate" Thursday's husband, and is blackmailing her in return for Goliath's Jack Schitt (no kidding). In addition to trying to get her husband back, Thursday becomes apprenticed to Miss Havisham from "Great Expectations", who teaches her a new way to transport herself through literature. And somehow she manages to find time to help save the world from being turned into pink slime. Another enjoyable read, just as imaginative as the first book in the series. Perhaps a touch of the novelty has worn off for me, so I didn't think it was quite as good as "The Eyre Affair". Amazon readers have given it an average rating of 4.5 (out of 5), while the first book in the series has an average of 4. Personally I'd swap the ratings, but they're both very good books.