New Rules - Bill Maher. He's another brilliant comedian who has flirted with ruining his comedic career by becoming too political. (ala Dennis Miller, Al Franken) This book is good, though, and I still have When You Ride Alone You Ride with Bin Laden to read.I am hoping to finish no fewer than three books this week. If I don't, I will start confusing story lines. Tuesdays with Bill Maher... or The Five Forgotten Ancestors You Meet in America. Not good.
E=MC2: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation - David Bodanis. This is a sort of biography of Albert Einstein's life and career, and discusses in detail some of the principles of energy. Really fascinating. Plus it makes me look really smart to have this book lying around.
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors - Sagan/Druyan. It is another brilliant Carl Sagan masterpiece. Sagan is a captivating writer who provides amazing perspective of humanity and our role in the universe. Guess what... we're screwed. (this is another book that makes me look good)
America (The Book) - Jon Stewart. More great comedy. I mostly read in bed at night, so if the bed is shaking and squeaking, unfortunately it's probably because I'm laughing.
Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown. What can I say? Everybody's either reading it, or seeing the movie right now.
The Five People You Meet in Heaven - Mitch Albom. I've alreay read Tuesdays With Morrie, and this is the natural follow-up. So far, both books have been outstanding, if not just a little simplistic.
The Martini Book - Sally Ann Berk. What the hell does Sally Ann know about martinis that I don't?? Yeah, that's what I thought. (by the way, I have philosophical problems with colored martinis... call me a purist) (or, just a sonofabitch)
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Dave's Reading Chair
I'm a voracious reader, but Spring is my busy season, so lately I haven't had a lot of time. Right now, I'm in the middle of no fewer than SEVEN different books. Since I know you'll ask, here's a synopsis: