Summer Reading

Summer is here and so are my books. 🙂 Right now, I’m in the depths of Bleak House, When Presidents Lie, and Capitalism at the Crossroads. I just finished Zapp!, and I just started Fundamentalism and American Culture (which I’m terribly excited about).

What are you reading?


6 responses to “Summer Reading

  1. I’ve finished The Tipping Point, Freakonomics, Why Men Don’t Listen and Women Can’t Read Maps, and am working on Life At the Bottom, Our Culture, What’s Left of It, The Five Red Herrings, and Between Faith and Criticism. Then here is a bit of reading for the Illinois Bar, which will soon drive out everything else

  2. You are going to review those books, right?

    I’m reading several textbooks. . . and the memoir “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down,” which is NOT about the charismatic movement. . .

  3. Half-way through One Hundred Years of Solitude, started it yesterday. So far lovely. Last week finished How To Be Good (Nick Hornby). Eh. Okay. Has great excerpts, but I think the parts are greater than their sum. Also working through a surprisingly engrossing text on wills and trusts by Shaffer, et al.

  4. Bard, HOW can you read that many books and study for the bar?! For me it was a full time job to study for the Georgia Bar and read one book (Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin).

    I’m still doing one book at a time. Recently wrapped up The March by E.L. Doctrorow. Reading Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick. Next up…Blood and Thunder….and maybe Dave Barry’s children’s book The Shepherd, The Angel, and Walter the Christmas Miracle Dog. Thinking of buying Faith and Force: A Christian Debate About War – which is a lengthy debate between a Christian Pacifist and a Christian Just War adherent.

  5. I’m working on the review for When Presidents Lie now. I’m hoping to finish that in the next few days and then wrap up the fundamentalism book and review that.

  6. I’m presently reading “The Supreme Court” by William Rehnquist and “Communicating at Work,” a book about understanding and communicating with those who have different communication styles (like my wife, for instance).

    Recent reads include “Public Enemies” by Bryan Burrough (which chronicles the FBI’s fight against the likes of John Dillinger and Baby Face Nelson in the Great Crime Wave of 1933-34), Joseph Conrad’s “The Secret Agent, ” “The Summer of the Danes” by Ellis Peters, and “What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew, a delightful book about daily life in 19th century England.

    I ought to be reading a number of maroon books published by an obscenely expensive, monopolistic organization by the name of Barbri…

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