Thursday, August 30, 2012

Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut

Very weird, but I really liked it.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters

Top-notch fluff.  You want a pre-apocalyptic police procedural?  This is definitely the book for you!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

As Texas Goes by Gail Collins

Can't even tell you how much I liked this.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Monday, August 20, 2012

Love Wins by Rob Bell

Rob Bell always makes me really happy to be a Christian.  

(His analysis of the parable of the prodigal son[s] is particularly good.)

Friday, August 17, 2012

The Cellist of Sarajevo by Stephen Galloway

Didn't do anything for me. Only read it because I had to for book group.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Breasts by Florence Williams

Fascinating.  Recommended.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

A Good Man by Mark Shriver

I really liked this.

A Hologram for the King by David Eggers

Kind of weird, but I kind of liked it.

Friday, August 10, 2012

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

Very interesting.  Recommended.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Monday, August 06, 2012

American Empire by Joshua Freeman

This is one of the best books that I have ever read--I was completely overwhelmed by how compelling it was.  It isn't like this is the first modern American history book that I have read, but his analysis and contextualization were pure gold.  Highly recommended.

Note:  The publisher provided me with a review copy of this book.

Saturday, August 04, 2012

Extraordinary, Ordinary People by Condi Rice

 Very interesting.  I really enjoyed this.  She has a most interesting perspective and background.  

(I did find it odd that she didn't write anything about her time as head of the NSA or Sec. of State.  I do realize that the book was supposed to be focused on her family, but she does cover her career, independent of her family, quite a bit before that point.)  

(Also, I listened to this on a road trip and I feel that I deserve some sort of reward for timing since the audio ended two blocks from my house.)

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