Dave Burton wrote:I recently finished reading Longitude by Dava Sobel and Early Retirement Extreme by Jaokob Lund Fisker.
I am still reading the Omnivore's Dilemma for a class, and I will now be reading Wild Edibles by Sergei Boutenko for fun.
Amanda Launchbury-Rainey wrote:I am re starting The Name of the Rose cos it must be me who finds it so unbelievably hard and tedious since everybody around me says how great it is. May be I should stick to Dick Francis or Agatha Christie....
Dave Burton wrote:-Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Rufus, if it makes you smile or laugh or just relaxes you, it counts! Too often we got caught up in life and forget that entertainment can be good for the soul!
Well, stupid trash for entertainment and I don't think that counts.
Rufus Laggren wrote:
But I just got a book from a friend titled "White Trash". American history from about 1600 to 1890 aimed to highlight the actual role of CLASS in America. It's scholarly in the sense of being written by "prof", including foot notes, but it's an easy read that totally turns the George Washington Cherry Tree type stuff (and a lot of the holy moly life, liberty and Holy Constitution) on its head. Women and all minorities should at least read the first couple chapters. For example, from what I've read so far, it appears we had a "Trump" long ago - Andrew Jackson. Be nice if they taught that stuff in highschool instead of higher ed.
That description made me laugh! I've sent references to the series off to my Pokémon-era son to see if he'd be interested in trying them. Thanks!
Sort of a tale of the lost Roman legion that tripped through a wormhole and found themselves in a land filled with Pokémon.
Mark Brunnr wrote:I'm thinking I should start buying the e-book versions of books and pick up a dedicated e-reader as a space saving option...
Mandy Launchbury-Rainey wrote:I am having a love affair with audio books. During the day, when not listening to Pauls Podcasts, I have my tablet in a little back pack and listen to either Charles Dickens (Tale of Two Cities at the moment), Agatha Christie read by Emilia Fox (beautiful voice like her mother) or the Aubrey-Maturin series which I have read several times but am now listening to them read by Robert Hardy, who really makes them come alive. I find I work through my chores almost without noticing as I am so engrossed in the wonderful stories to which I am listening.