Saturday, August 30, 2008
This was fabulous--all sorts of interesting observations from the intersection (ha!) of engineering and psychology. Highly recommended.
Posted by Julie M. Smith at Saturday, August 30, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
This was a wonderful light read--I can't think of how to say anything without giving the story away, so I won't. But this is an innovative plot with interesting social commentary and was very well written. Highly recommended.
Posted by Julie M. Smith at Thursday, August 21, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Massacre at Mountain Meadows : An American Tragedy by Richard E. Turley, Glen M. Leonard, Ronald W. Walker
I was very impressed with how interesting this book was--I thought it might be dry but it definitely wasn't. Highly recommended.
Posted by Julie M. Smith at Monday, August 18, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher : Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective by Kate Summerscale
This was an excellent book--kind of like a Victorian murder mystery except that it was true. Great details from everyday life and a well-told story.
Posted by Julie M. Smith at Thursday, August 14, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Rats: Observations on the History and Habitat of the City's Most Unwanted Inhabitants by Robert Sullivan
Posted by Julie M. Smith at Sunday, August 10, 2008
Friday, August 08, 2008
People seem to either love or hate this book but I thought it was kinda middling. Someone said that Meyer writes terrible sentences but great stories and I think that's exactly right--some sentences in this book were so horrible I re-read them just to gawk.
Posted by Julie M. Smith at Friday, August 08, 2008
Friday, August 01, 2008
This was pretty good. And it's been a long time since I've read a book that was even just "pretty good." It may seem that I'm not reading much because I'm not blogging much, but what I'm doing is reading the first 20-50 pages of a book, deciding that it stinks, and then moving on. I think I've done that a dozen times in the last month. Where are all the good books?
Posted by Julie M. Smith at Friday, August 01, 2008
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