Three Books for Skeptics

1. THE SWERVE – How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt A wonderful book. See my review at https://bit.ly/2NTrmog. Please take a few minutes to read through the bulletted list in the middle of my review. It summarizes the philosophy of Epicurus, and I think...

Best Reads, 2017

The Unwomanly Face of War (a) Alexievich, Svetlana 10 Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets (a) Alexievich, Svetlana 10 The Garden of Evening Mists (a) Eng, Tan Twan 9 Ulysses (a) Joyce, James 9 Kindred (graphic novel) Butler, Octavia E. 8 Looking for Trouble...
Best Reads, 2016

Best Reads, 2016

I read or listened to 59 books last year. I keep track of everything I read on a spreadsheet. Title, author and rating, 1-10 (although I didn’t give less than a four to anything I actually read).         I gave four books a rating of 9: 2666, by (the great)...

Best Reads, 2015

A few years ago I got tired of forgetting titles and authors, so I started keeping a spreadsheet of every book I read (or listened to). I give everything an off-the-cuff 1 to 10 rating. End of the year…85 titles listed…sort by rating. I can see a few...

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