Jump to content
uncool2pillow

Now Reading in 2020

Recommended Posts

This book has been blowing my mind. Humboldt's life brings you on a journey that collides with Goethe, the Enlightenment, colonial South America, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, Thomas Jefferson, the birth of environmentalism, Darwin and I'm not even done yet. Best non-fiction I've read in some time.

 

51ukjAV259L.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This book has been blowing my mind. Humboldt's life brings you on a journey that collides with Goethe, the Enlightenment, colonial South America, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, Thomas Jefferson, the birth of environmentalism, Darwin and I'm not even done yet. Best non-fiction I've read in some time.

 

51ukjAV259L.jpg

 

This sounds like exactly the sort of biography I love!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've been reading Donna Tartt's "The Goldfinch."

 

I really enjoyed this book. Kind of epic in scope. The movie got horrible reviews. They may have bitten off more than they could chew. It may have been more effective as a miniseries.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've been reading Donna Tartt's "The Goldfinch."

 

 

I really enjoyed this book. Kind of epic in scope. The movie got horrible reviews. They may have bitten off more than they could chew. It may have been more effective as a miniseries.

 

Yes! That book covers so much ground that I can't see a single movie managing to encompass the entire story. Great book!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Because I've dealt with far too many of these types in a close and personal way, and I need to find a way to fix the damage they did.

 

41WxM1D1huL._SL300_.jpg9780525505082_p0_v1_s550x406.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Because I've dealt with far too many of these types in a close and personal way, and I need to find a way to fix the damage they did.

 

41WxM1D1huL._SL300_.jpg9780525505082_p0_v1_s550x406.jpg

 

You'll have to tell me how these are...I know a bunch of these people, too! :rolleyes

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just finished Liz Phair's book, "Horror Stories."  If you're a fan (and I am a huge fan of her first three albums), I recommend not reading this book.  It may change your opinion of Liz as a person -- and not for the better.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

About 40 pages into the below. Decent read. My wife has read a few of her books, but 1st one for me.

 

43721059._UY400_SS400_.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I recall reading Love Medicine/The Beet Queen/Tracks/The Bingo Palace a long time ago. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just finished Liz Phair's book, "Horror Stories."  If you're a fan (and I am a huge fan of her first three albums), I recommend not reading this book.  It may change your opinion of Liz as a person -- and not for the better.

Interesting.  I've read some sections while browsing in the bookstore and it didn't want to make me buy it.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"Sharks in the Time of Saviors was a beautiful and riveting story, if anyone is interested.

I do love good fiction. This is very, very good. I already want to reread it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What books have any of you found that have helped you approach this pandemic, or these times?

Doesn't necessarily mean a specifically political book. What's helping you weather this social storm?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I tend to alternate between fiction and non-fiction, as well as between books that make me focus on today's social storm and those that are a break from it.

That said, here's what I am currently reading:

 

51+ID6sEpPL._SX327_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very well-researched. I have become so pessimistic regarding race the last 3-5 years. This book doesn't give me much hope except that scholarship like this can work its way further into our K-12 history curriculum. I am a history major and middle school social studies teacher for the last 27 years and there is still so much for me to learn. 

 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25898216-stamped-from-the-beginning

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...