Category: Books

Getting to the essence of a book

November 4th, 2009
Because someone brought up A World Lit Only by Fire in a Facebook post, I thought I'd check out the reviews on amazon. This brilliant snippet is from a 4-star review, and tells me everything that I need to know about the book: "It is easy and intere… more »

Those other books I meant to review

August 5th, 2008
The number of books I read in a month is hugely variable. If I pick up a book, find some time to get into it, and really enjoy it, then I can finish it fairly quickly. Most often, though, I pick up a book, like it, but get distracted. By, for example, a… more »

Book reviews

June 12th, 2008
One problem with being an avid collector of books, but not a particularly fast reader, is that more and more often I'm finding that my interest in a book declines noticeably between the time I purchase the book and when I actually find time to read it.… more »