Friday, September 3, 2010

Books #34-38

Book # 34: Denialism: How Irrational thinking hinders scientific progress, harms our planet, and threatens our lives.
Author: Michael Spector
Copyright: 2009

A fun book that smacks the idiots about. Idiots can be defined by their unwavering belief that the plural of anecdote is data.

Book # 35: Kindred in Death
Author: JD Robb
Copyright: 2009

Another chronicle into the life of Eve Dallas, kick ass future cop and her merry band of friends, as they solve crimes. JD Robb as most of you know is a pseudonym for Nora Roberts, and her perchance for romance is in the structure of these books. My favorite is Eve’s husband Roark, the most handsome and richest man on the planet and beyond, possessing the Irish accent and the orgasm giving stare that all women love. As Mrs. Kensington** would say, “All men want to be him, all women want to be with him.”

Book # 36: Homeland
Author: Sam Lipsyte
Copyright: 2004

Former High School loser writes an extremely honest monthly email update for his graduating class ten years on. A different sort of book.

Book # 37: The Lucky One
Author: Nicholas Sparks
Copyright: 2008

Not his usual love death porn he is famous for. You know – let me create the greatest love story ever known and then let me kill it off so it fails. A decent story and at the end SPOILER ALERT they get to have happy ever after.

Book # 38: Mojo: How to get it, how to keep it, how to get it back if you lose it
Author: Marshall Goldsmith
Copyright: 2009

Run of the mill business book. I read it just because of the word mojo. Which brings me back to the earlier reference:

**Anyone recognize who Mrs. Kensington is?


Anonymous said...

I've just started reading Packing for Mars by Mary Roach. Don't know if you have read it, but pretty interesting so far. Suzanne

TStevens said...

I actually have it sitting in my too read pile right now. I have read all her books and they are really fun. Stiff is my favorite.

Anonymous said...

I haven't read any of her others. I'll put Stiff on my to read list. Thanks. Suzanne

TStevens said...

Stiff is all you could possibly want to know about how bodies can be disposed. From alternative burials to donating your body to science.

She also wrote her sex book called Bonk.