Reading List - March/April 2009  

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

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It's been a slow month for reading. I should be studying, but I haven't really been, so I don't have a good excuse. I'm looking forward to finishing these though.

Read in March
Losing My Religion - William Lobdell

Currently Reading
The Stuff of Thought - Steven Pinker
The Dying of the Light - George R R Martin
The Motion Paradox - Joseph Mazur

Coming Up Next
Torn by God: A Family's Struggle with Polygamy - Zoe Murdock

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4 comments: to “ Reading List - March/April 2009

  • C. L. Hanson
    Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at 7:32:00 AM CDT  

    That's cool that you're planning to read Zoe Murdock's book! I hope you'll like it! :D

  • John Evo
    Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at 6:30:00 PM CDT  

    I just got back from Barnes and Noble. As you know, I mainly frequent the public library these days but I had a few B&N gift cards to burn. I brought home Robert Wright's "Non Zero", Chuck Darwin's "Voyage of HMS Beagle" and Jerry Coyne's "Why Evolution is True". I really hesitated on the final selection. I mean, WTF, do I really NEED to read THAT? No. But I've heard so many good things about it that I figured it might be good whenever I recommend books to the uneducated.

    I came REALLY CLOSE to getting Ayaan Hirsi Ali's book, "Infidel". She does have an interesting life story and deserves whatever support she can get.

  • Anonymous
    Friday, April 3, 2009 at 6:14:00 PM CDT  

    I read Infidel a couple of months ago. It's a good read. She's a heroic person, in my view.

    I read Shelley's On the Necessity of Atheism last week (it's a short, quick read - it was a free e-book for Kindle). I'm currently reading The Elegant Universe (pretty close to finishing that one - I followed the special and general theories of relativity and the quantum mechanics okay, but I'm struggling a bit with string theory - it's based on lots of math) and The End of Faith. I'm really enjoying the latter. Sam Harris really draws readers in with his writing.

    I also read the first volume of Robert G. Ingersoll's speeches recently (both volumes are free e-books for Kindle). I would love to have heard him speak. His speeches read beautifully. Sad thing is, all the stuff he said in the late 19th century is still having to be said. One wonders when, if ever, the majority of people will ever get it.

  • Ordinary Girl
    Saturday, April 4, 2009 at 8:29:00 AM CDT  

    CL: She contacted me and asked me about it after I linked to your article in my side bar.

    Evo: That sounds like heaven to me. I would recommend Infidel for sure.

    Chappy: I've never read Ingersoll, but I've always wanted to. I'm going to have to look up a collection of his speeches.


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