Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Week of October 19th

This will be fast - I've got too much to do and a snotty nose to boot. Sigh. Just not feelin' it this week, folks. Let's hope for a quick recovery!

"The Scarpetta Factor" by Patricia Cornwell. Looks like Cornwell is going the Patterson route with this series as all the titles now have the main character's name in the title. Just screams lazy to me. This series has been flagging lately according to the patrons, so I doubt this one will dazzle them.

"Eating the Dinosaur" by Chuck Kosterman. This is another collection of essays by Klosterman. I read his first fiction piece, "Downtown Owl", and enjoyed it. Haven't done his non-fiction though....

"Shades of Blue" by Karen Kingsbury. This woman in the James Patterson of Christian fiction. At some point, I totally expect to see another author's name included on her works, because she's putting them out at a fairly quick pace. Hmmm......

"Superfreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance" by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen Dubner. YES! The guys are back!! If you haven't read the original "Freakonomics", do yourself a huge favor and find a copy. Yes, it seems like it would be dry. No, it's not! Very fun and interesting way to look at things. Just saw the authors interviewed on Good Morning America today, and now I'm totally stoked!

"What the Dog Saw: and other Adventures" by Malcolm Gladwell. Another genius! Gladwell hit it big with "Blink", which I read, then went back and picked up "The Tipping Point". Loved both of them. Also read "Outliers" and was impressed with it. This is a collection of essays he's done for The New Yorker. Should be interesting.

All right, gotta run. Good reading to you this week, and keep your fingers crossed that my runny nose goes away soon!

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