Thursday, December 20, 2007

Last Month's Books...

Following up on one of my favorite non-fiction books by this same author "Innumeracy" - this book is a series of vignettes about how the media, especially newspapers, sometimes don't 'get' math at all - and use math and statistics totally incorrectly when telling a story.

I've been into Anne Perry novels for awhile. Last month I started on a new series - Thomas & Charlotte Pitt - and so these make for great airplane reading. Set in the 1850s in England - a combination of Historical Fiction and Murder Mystery. A pretty good read. Obviously...
Based on a recommendation from a blog I keep up with, I thought I'd look into this phenomena that is the 4-hour work week. The author has many good ideas - and I took a lot of notes that will help me in my business and personal life... but this guy is a total egoist - and totally selfish. Not to mention he recommends lying, cheating, stealing, deception, anything to get ahead. Again, many parts useful - but absolutely lacking a moral compass!
Ah, Glenn Beck. In his latest book he pokes fun at just about everything - and logically skewers many of the 'everybody knows...' fallacies. It is more than a bit irreverent - but never really goes too far over the line. I like listening to Glenn Beck on the radio - and this book has more of the same - but with supporting evidence. I have to agree with almost everything in this book. It just makes sense!


3 comments:

Gramps said...

I so glad you love to read like your mother. Too bad I don't have that "gene" or whatever to enjoy reading. I commend you on all your readings!

Gram said...

Okay - are the Anne Perry for your Ipod or are they books I can borrow from you? I got the feeling that with radiation I may have some down time where I am tired. I hope I can still read, and not like after surgery when I cannot read cause I'm too busy trying to heal. I'm glad you read so much - probably one of the reasons you are so brilliant.

Karrissa said...

Would I like the Ann Perry books?