God of the Internet by Lynn Lipinski
An Islamic fundamentalist known as God of the Internet looks to cripple the United States by attacking various systems involved in the day to day function of our country. Using worms and back doors to various software programs, the hacker throws monkey wrench after monkey wrench into things like water processing, the electrical grid and other things that Americans take for granted in an attempt to cripple our country and bring the United States to its knees.
A group of cyber-security experts try to figure out the next target all while getting various systems back on line as the worm slowly becomes more insidious and clever with each attack. Part of that task force includes Juliana Al-Dossari, the wife of one of the world’s leading authorities on cyber security. Struggling in her marriage, Juliana can’t understand why her husband would put her on the task force instead of taking a leading role himself. Continue reading
This week’s Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by the Broke and the Bookish) asks us to list the books that have been on our to-be-read pile the longest. Alas, this one could be longer than ten books for me but here are some of the highlights.
- The Baker Street Letters by Michael Robinson
- Bitter Seeds by Ian Trangellis
- The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend by Glenn Frankel
- Homeland by Cory Doctorow
- 1776 by David McCullough
- Vortex by Julie Cross
- Doctor Who: The Crusades by David Whitacker (audio book)
- 1984 by George Orwell (re-read)
- What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blendell
- The Starter by Scott Sigler
This week’s Musing Mondays (hosted by Books and a Beat) asks this question:
What sequel do you have yet to read?
The first one that springs to mind is Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
I’ll also say there are a couple of entries in the Jack Reacher series I’ve not read yet and there’s a new Harry Bosch novel on the horizon that I’m eager to read!
Today’s Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by the Broke and the Bookish) asks us what books we’d pick up right now if we had a fully-loaded gift card.
Here are the books I’d pick up.
- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
- The Fifty Year Mission, Volumes I and II
- These Are the Voyages, Volumes 1, 2, and 3
- A first edition of To Kill A Mockingbird
- Marvel Masterworks: The Amazing Spider-Man, Volumes 6 – 16
- The illustrated Harry Potter editions
- Complete collection of Beverly Cleary books to read with Shortcake
- Complete Dr. Suess collection to read with Shortcake.
- Audio versions of the classic children’s books and the books that go with them to help Shortcake learn to read and hopefully love reading as much as her parents do.
- The annotated Sherlock Holmes
- The Complete Far Side
- The Complete Calvin & Hobbes
Yes, I went over ten. But hey, I got on a roll here!