January 8th, 2013, 10:07 PM #1301
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.
January 8th, 2013, 10:55 PM #1302
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.
January 9th, 2013, 10:33 AM #1303
Very excited to get started on this today.
January 18th, 2013, 08:59 PM #1304
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
January 27th, 2013, 02:58 PM #1305
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?
January 27th, 2013, 04:30 PM #1306
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.
Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Bullets are cheap. Life is priceless.
January 28th, 2013, 02:32 PM #1307
January 28th, 2013, 05:14 PM #1308
Finally about to crack open John Dies at the End.
January 30th, 2013, 09:30 AM #1309
January 30th, 2013, 10:56 AM #1310
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