Friday, February 27, 2009
Who the hell picks these?
From Amazon, the editors' picks
- #58. Anathem, Neal Stephenson (Actually I haven't read it yet, but I bought it, I love Stephenson, and its close to the top of my queue. I'm including in because I feel a bit guilty about how my reading doesn't overlap with anyone else's)
- #38. People of the Book: A Novel, Geraldine Brooks (same status as Anathem)
- #73. Losing It: And Gaining My Life Back One Pound at a Time, Valerie Bertinelli
- #86. Anathem, Neal Stephenson
NYT, Notable Books of 2008 (unnumbered)
- The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives, Leadard Mlodinow
- This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War, Drew Gilpin Faust. (On my stack. Actually a different stack - this one I'll be reading for my killology studies)
Washington Post, Holiday Guide - Best Books of 2008 (unnumbered)
- This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War, Drew Gilpin Faust.
And that's it. Either I'm not well-read, or I'm reading the wrong books, or I have different tastes than people who read best sellers.
I'm going with the last one.
I have nothing against fluff. I just wish that I had more money to pay for it. (and time to read it)