Category: books


finally finished “Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace”  Wow.  I do enjoy non-fiction but this guy just might get me into non fiction.  such an engaging story about such an engaging man.  I cried my eyes out at the end of the book..

reading “every love story is a ghost story” about david foster wallace.  famous for this speech

off to see alain de botton next month with my philosophical friends andy and graham.  I think we will be seeing the philosopher from behind.  perfect!

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just started reading this.  I love the author, very engaging

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9781742614250just finished the art of belonging.  as I’m about to move to a new suburb hughs fictional town really resonated with me.  I hope my town is like his fictional one with lots of community

just started reading. love Walter Isaacson’s writing. such an interesting author…

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continuing with my reading about plane crashes in ww2 I have started reading “frozen in time”

not quite as good as unbroken but still a pageturner

“Frozen in Time is a gripping true story of survival, bravery, and honor in the vast Arctic wilderness during World War II, from the author of New York Times bestseller Lost in Shangri-La.

On November 5, 1942, a US cargo plane slammed into the Greenland Ice Cap. Four days later, the B-17 assigned to the search-and-rescue mission became lost in a blinding storm and also crashed. Miraculously, all nine men on board survived, and the US military launched a daring rescue operation. But after picking up one man, the Grumman Duck amphibious plane flew into a severe storm and vanished”

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been reading this amazing book about a guys trials during ww2. unbelievable story, its like 3 books rolled into one. well worth a read, very well researched. looking forward to the movie

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been plugging away at Walter Isaacson’s Einstein bio. amazing work, some 700 pages long. I love walters work, his jobs bio was really really well researched. this one is not only a fantastic account of einstein but also the world he lived in

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ok, so I’m 10 years behind the cool, but I finally started reading “The Consolations of Philosophy” by alain de botton. great read

From the internationally heralded author of How Proust Can Change Your Life comes this remarkable new book that presents the wisdom of some of the greatest thinkers of the ages as advice for our day to day struggles.

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