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.
I need to start reading more, I am hitting up the library tomorrow to get some good reads!
I go through spurts where I read constantly and then when I just “don’t have time.” there are 5 books sitting on my bedside table right now though, so I’d better start reading!