Books I Am Reading Stats

I should keep better track of the stats on Books I Am Reading and since I am not backing up the data automatically here’s what they look like today.

<div class="list-title">Top Books People Want To Read</div>

  1. 1984 (Signet Classics) by George Orwell and Erich Fromm - 8 people
  2. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini - 5 people
  3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7) by J. K. Rowling and Mary GrandPré - 5 people
  4. The Difference Engine (Spectra Special Editions) by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling - 4 people
  5. The Cult of the Amateur: How Today's Internet is Killing Our Culture by Andrew Keen - 4 people

<div class="list-title">Top Books People Are Currently Reading</div>

  1. Twilight (The Twilight Saga, Book 1) by Stephenie Meyer - 3 people
  2. Moby-Dick or, The Whale (Penguin Classics) by Herman Melville and Tom Quirk - 2 people
  3. The Lord of the Rings (50th Anniversary Edition) by J.R.R. Tolkien - 2 people
  4. The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins - 2 people
  5. Anna Karenina (Oprah's Book Club) by Leo Tolstoy and Richard Pevear - 2 people

<div class="list-title">Top Books People Have Finished</div>

  1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7) by J. K. Rowling and Mary GrandPré - 13 people
  2. 1984 (Signet Classics) by George Orwell and Erich Fromm - 11 people
  3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1) by J.K. Rowling and Mary GrandPré - 9 people
  4. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown - 8 people
  5. Little Brother by Cory Doctorow - 5 people

<div class="list-title">Top Books People Have Given Up On</div>

  1. Halting State by Charles Stross - 1 person
  2. The New School of Information Security by Adam Shostack - 1 person
  3. The Call of the Wild by Jack London - 1 person
  4. Practical Cryptography by Niels Ferguson - 1 person
  5. Trade Your Way to Financial Freedom by Van K. Tharp - 1 person

Sorkin Calls for Series Ideas

In a recent interview with GQ Aaron Sorkin mentioned that he was talking to HBO and was looking for series ideas (He was half joking). But I have had a killer idea for Sorkin and HBO would be the perfect place for it. He should redo the West Wing but do it for a poor war torn country in Africa. It would keep all the drama of the West Wing but have a completely different set of obstacles to over come. Pressure from super powers, constant bankruptcy, military takeovers and other problems that only poor African countries have.

Star Trek Online

Oh the early days of an MMO. So full of promise and hope. A time when anything a developer says is a fact about the game. Here are my favorites about Star Trek Online so far:

STO will not be a level-based MMO that will take hours upon hours of mindless, pointless grinding that would go against everything Star Trek stands for.
The game will be designed so that those of us with lives will be able to hold our own against those sad, sorry individuals who sink 60+ hours a week into their MMO.

I’m trying to remember an MMO that didn’t promise both of those things. Come on people? Do we have to get so starry eyed every time?