15, 16, 17, 18 Down, 32 to Go

I’ve made it through 18 books.  At this rate, and with at least 1 week on a beach sometime between now and December, I still think I’m on track for 50 Books in 2012.

#15 has been one of the best books I’ve read in a while.  I wrote a guest post about the book Widow of the South (Robert Hicks) for Alex’s blog Books from the Laundry Room.

I’ve also recently read:

#16:  Glock:  The Rise of America’s Gun by Paul Barrett
This was an interesting book about something I knew very little about–the history of the Glock and the Austrian entrepreneur behind the machine.  I’ll save my target practice stories for another blog post.

#17:  Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin
I had high hopes for this mystery set during the Middle Ages.  Unfortunately it was a snooze-fest.

#18:  The End of Money:  Counterfeiters, Preachers, Techies, Dreamers–and the Coming Cashless Society by David Wolman
I first heard Wolman interviewed on NPR  and was intrigued by his stories of people who survive without using traditional cash/money.  For his book he shunned cash for a year and met a slew of characters along his journey.  If you’re interested in economics/finance, this is a good read.

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