Monday, July 13, 2015

Coming Attractions

This week will see a clearing-of-the-decks as far as the American Revolution books go as I start reading a more diverse batch of books. A few weeks ago I acquired five books I've been waiting for over a year to purchase (one of my rules for controlling purchasing binges) and have already read two.  The others:

  • Philosophy for Life and Other Dangerous Situations
  • Happy Cities: Transforming Our Lives through Urban Design
  • and
  • The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, Bob Heinlein

Joining those will be some recent discoveries at my university library:

  • The Spice Route: A History, John Keay. This is to sample the author, who has short histories of India and China I'm interested in checking out.
  • The Great Cities, ed. John Julius Norwich (Author, A Short History of Byzantium)
  • Cod: A Biography, Mark KurlanskyFrom the author who brought us Salt! 
  • Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism, ed. Hershel Shanks
  • The Essential Writings of Mahatma Gandhi. I had intended on reading this after My Experiments with Truth. 
  • A Vanished World: Medieval Spain's Golden Age of Enlightenment, Christopher Lowney
  • Pandora's Lunchbox: How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal, Melanie Warner

I had planned on getting some science books, but I lost my list, and if I stayed in the library any longer I would have come home with a frightening pile.  I did buy Frozen Planet, though, so I'm still getting my science fix, albiet in narration by David Attenborough.   I'll probably mix some novels in here as well.

Well, here's to a summer spent hiding inside from the scorching heat and humidity with fascinating reads!

1 comment:

  1. I really should schedule in some science reading but I've nothing planned for the near future. Technology yes, but no real science.... Too interested in politics and economics ATM.

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