Lev Grossman. The Magician King.
This is the sequel to The Magicians. I liked the tv series to a degree, so I wanted to get more. There were high expectations. The first book had some good moments, but it was not all that it could have been. Also, heavy nods to Rowling's Hogwarts, but silence about Ursula K. Le Guin, who actually both Rowling and Grossman are indebted with.
I started this second book hoping that it could be better, but it is increasingly feeling like a loss of time. Does this get better eventually?
Finished the 2º book of Earthsea The Tombs of Atuan
and now I'm reading The Dreaming Void
by Peter F. Hamilton
If you still feel interested in the world of Terramar, the third and fourth books might be worth it. Also the book of stories set in Terramar (some really, really good), better read after the fourth one. There is also a fifth that I still did not get my hands on yet.
Did you notice how Taoism pervades the coming of age of the protagonist? And how the best mages learn to do as little as possible and not to grab power or riches for themselves?
comradegarry: Wealth of Nations
by Adam Smith
Really enjoying Wealth of Nations, my kind of book all around and perhaps one of my favorites so far.
It is interesting how he believed in small business vs big ones.