Sunday, September 29, 2013

This week at the library: bikes, Greeks, stuff, and eeeeeevil

Dear readers:

September's winding-down for me has been busy for me, and especially today. All three meals were taken with friends while out and about; it was a day filled with a country drive and a long walk through beautiful old neighborhoods in my college town, ending with a trip to the library and my exchanging one pile of books for another. I have good, sturdy messenger bag for the toting. This month's haul:

  • Bicycle: the History, David Herlihy 
  • The Origin of Satan, Elaine Pagels
  • Greek Ways: How the Greeks Created Western Civilization,  Bruce Thornton
  • A Consumer's Republic: the Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America, Lizabeth Cohen
  • The City in History, Lewis Mumford
  • The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger, Marc Levinson
  • The Last Human: A Guide to Twenty-Two Species of Extinct Human, G.J. Sawyer & Viktor Deak

Reviews are pending for Uncommon Carriers and Crabgrass Frontier. I'm also considering reading Robert Harris' The Fear Index, but now it's competing with a book on shipping containers. It's gonna be a tough call.

Happy reading, everyone!

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