Tuesday, January 30, 2007

From Mafia to Mormon by Mario Facione

This was a light, enjoyable read.

Naked Economics by Charles Wheelen

I loved this book. I can't say that much of it was new to me, but it was presented well with interesting data. Highly recommended.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards

What if you tried to protect your wife and ended up destroying your family? In this finely-crafted novel, Edwards creates compelling characters and avoids a morality play while teasing out the long-term complications of a well-motivated lie.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan

Easily one of the best books that I have ever read, this engaging story of those who survived the Dust Bowl deserves a wide audience.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Oracle Bones by Peter Hessler

I didn't like this at all. There were a few interesting anecdotes, but mostly this felt like him rewarming his newspaper and magazine articles to sell a book.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Grace in Galatia by Ben Witherington

I'm not sure if this title was a little flabbier than the usual Witherington fare or if I am just a tad burned out and stressed out trying to get everything on my shelf read for my classes this Spring.

Climbing the Mango Trees by Madhur Jaffrey

This book was delicious: a lovely memoir of a food-filled childhood in an unusually progressive extended family in India. Recommended.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Water Buffalo Days by Huynh Quang Nhoung

I read this to the boys; they really liked it and I did, too.

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