Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Great Short Works of Leo Tolstoy
(Family Happiness, The Cossacks, The Death of Ivan Ilyich, The Devil, The Kreutzer Sonata, Master and Man, Father Sergius, Hadji Murad, Alyosha the Pot)

Monday, December 03, 2007

Bursting the Limits of Time
by Martin J. S. Rudwick
(History of development of geology as discipline and its slow-dawning "discovery" of the age of the earth. Very highly recommended for anyone interested in evolution/creation or geology or the Enlightenment.)

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Sabbath's Theater
by Phillip Roth

Monday, November 26, 2007

Against the Modern World: Traditionalism and the Secret Intellectual History of the Twentieth Century
by Mark Sedgwick

The Creationists: The Evolution of Scientific Creationism
by Ronald L. Numbers

Saturday, November 24, 2007

The Magic Mountain
by Thomas Mann

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Some Problems of Philosophy
by William James

Thursday, November 15, 2007

by Roberto Bolaño

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
by Haruki Murakami

Sunday, November 11, 2007

The Man Who Found Time: James Hutton and the Discovery of Earth's Antiquity
by Jack Repcheck
(not recommended)

Friday, October 19, 2007

The Meaning of Truth
by William James

Monday, October 01, 2007

Los Detectives Salvajes
by Roberto Bolaño

Saturday, September 29, 2007

The World Without Us
by Alan Weisman

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Selected Stories
by Anton Checkhov (trans. Ann Dunnigan)

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

The Areas of My Expertise
by John Hodgman

Legal Daisy Spacing
by Christopher Winn

Monday, September 17, 2007

Eat the Document
by Dana Spiotta

Friday, September 14, 2007

Eat the Document
by Dana Spiotta

Sunday, September 09, 2007

A Short History of Progress
by Ronald Wright

Society and Knowledge
by Gordon Childe
(skimmed some sections)

Friday, September 07, 2007

by Emma Donoghue

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq
by Thomas E. Ricks

Monday, August 27, 2007

Selected Stories
by Alice Munro

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

A Pluralistic Universe
by William James

Reading Comics
by Douglas Wolk

gave up on:
The System of Comics
by Thierry Groensteen

Friday, August 03, 2007

Harry Potter!

Monday, July 23, 2007

Slouching towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion

Friday, July 20, 2007

True Blue
by David Milch and Bill Clark

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Slouching Toward Bethlehem
by Joan Didion

selections from
A Cultural History of the Modern Age Vols. 1-3
by Egon Friedell

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Friend of My Youth
by Alice Munro

Deadwood: Stories of the Black Hills
by David Milch &co.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

If on a winter's night a traveler
by Italo Calvino

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

House of Mirth
by Edith Wharton

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement with Everyday Life
both by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories
ed. Ben Marcus

Monday, April 30, 2007

Clouds of Witness
Strong Poison
by Dorothy L. Sayers

Ethan Frome
by Edith Wharton

Unreliable Memoirs
by Clive James

Thursday, April 19, 2007

The Gift: Imagination and the Erotic Life of Property
by Lewis Hyde

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

El General en su Laberinto
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Tender is the Night
by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Whose Body
by Dorothy Sayers

Call Me By Your Name
by Andre Aciman

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

A Short History of Nearly Everything
by Bill Bryson

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Or Else
Robert Penn Warren

Friday, March 23, 2007

by William James
(100 yr anniversary! but not the best James)

Friday, March 09, 2007

All the King's Men
by Robert Penn Warren

Martin Dressler
by Steven Millhauser

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

The Road
by Cormac McCarthy

Sunday, February 04, 2007

The Now Habit
by Neil Fiore
(not recommended)

Getting Things Done
by David Allen

The War of Art
by Steven Pressfield
(also yes)

Friday, January 26, 2007

Writings 1878-1899
William James
includes: Psychology: Briefer Course, The Will to Believe, Talks to Teachers, and Selected Essays

Saturday, January 20, 2007

The Scramble for Africa: 1876-1912
by Thomas Pakenham

by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, trans. by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky

Monday, January 01, 2007

Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Changed Pop Culture
by David Kushner