Christopher Moore always makes me laugh. Set in Paris during the Impressionist era, the book relates a wacky history revolving around Toulouse-Lautrec, a twisted shaman and a less-than-altruistic muse.
Proust Was a Neuroscientist by Jonah Lehrer
I really enjoyed this one. The author looks at several writers, artists, and musicians and examines how some of the ideas they put forth in their work were later supported by science, thus arguing for the importance of the relationship between art and science.
Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
Been wanting to read this one for a while. It's an interesting look at the different factors that can lead to success.
after book 3 of the dresden files i decided on Patrick Rothfuss' "The Name Of The Wind" so far so good, just about 100 pages in
I'm in a reading slump :(
I've tried to pick up some books and read them but I just cant get into anything. I even tried re-reading some of my favorites Count of Monte Cristo, three musketeers, even tried re-starting a few different series: fire and ice, presidential agent, dresden files, codex alera, harry potter. Nothing is catching my attention enough to keep reading it. Any suggestions for me?
Hit the political thrillers? Maybe pick up a Vince Flynn or Brad Thor novel? They're fun...kind of a fluff read. Easy and fast moving.
....meets a whole lot of 80s nostalgia. really enjoyed that book.
Originally Posted by FBJ
Finally about to crack open John Dies at the End.
What a fantastic bit of science fiction Retribution Falls by Chris Wooding was!! I'll admit it took about a hundred pages for it to really grab me, but Wooding developed the characters into a likeable bunch, each with their own craziness. I'd describe this book as a sort of Firefly meets Cowboy Bebop with a smidge of Pirates of the Caribbean thrown into the pot to add flavor...served in a steaming bowl and garnished with a sprig of daemonism. THOROUGHLY ENJOYABLE!! So much so that I'll be moving on to the next book in the Tales of the Ketty Jay series immediately!
Was reading the story in the latest Smithsonian about Pinkerton's involvement in getting Lincoln safely to his inauguration. Started looking for some good biographies on him and his agency, if anyone has a good recommendation I would appreciate it.
Smithsonian article here
The Unsuccessful Plot to Kill Abraham Lincoln | History & Archaeology | Smithsonian Magazine