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The Border Trilogy: Cormac McCarthy

A good friend had told me about Cormac McCarthy some years ago and it’s taken me a while to actually pick up any of his works.  After scanning Amazon, it seemed like The Border Trilogywas a good place to start.  Turns out that premonition was correct, it is quite good.
The first of three novels is [...]

To Kill A Mockingbird

Harper Lee wrote a fantastic book back in 1960. Apparently she still makes $9000 per day from it today.I’ve read it before, when I was in junior high school, but had since forgotten most of the plot.  The fact that it was in the deep south and was about an older time was about all [...]

The Chronic, What? The Chronicles of Narnia

I hadn’t read C.S. Lewis since being very young.  We always had a few of the Chronicles of Narnia books in hardback floating around, but never the whole set.  So I saw the set a few months ago and decided to spring back into my childhood for about 800 pages.
I’m not religious, though I was [...]

Infinite Jest by Davide Foster Wallace

I really didn’t know what I was getting into, honestly.
Back in early October of last year, I pointed to a few videos around the idea of “this is water” and after decided that I should read some of his works.  It seemed that “Infinite Jest” was his most remarked and well reflected upon book, so [...]

Player Piano

After a month and a half of reading, I finished Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut.  It is a book about a future where everything is automated.  It doesn’t seem a dystopia, but it’s no utopia either.
The world has been engineered to optimize all different tasks humans take on.  In time, this automation has rendered many [...]

A Confederacy of Dunces

Twas a long time ago that I read a review of a book called A Confederacy of Dunces, it was about how Will Farrel was considering a movie remake of the book.  At the time, I knew nothing of the book and so read a quick review.  It was praised as one of the most [...]

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

The movie was one of the best I’ve seen.  It was simple and ultimately heart wrenching.  For some odd reason, I’d seen the black and white cover and stayed away.  Black and whites have mostly not been that interesting to me, other than Casablanca, but much to my surprise, the movie was actually in color. [...]

Are You Really Listening?

I don’t think people listen all that well.  I’m guilty myself of interjecting self purposed statements into conversation when I should be trying to hear what the other person is saying.  We just have the tendency to think in terms relative to ourselves.  The funny thing is that we often wonder why people aren’t listening [...]

Cradle to Cradle: Sustainability at Work

A very good thing happened to me recently, I was delegated to work on the Sustainability Team at work.  My company is a very large manufacturer of chemicals and cleaning supplies and cares very much about the impact it has on this planet.  Their commitment to developing sustainable business practices is one of the best [...]

What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

This is a house keeping post.  I’ve been reading at a voracious clip as of late and wanted to review some of the books before shelving and forgetting them.  I read a book on how to “retire secure” by delaying for as long as possible spending your retirement funds in tax averting accounts.  The basic [...]

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