Monday, July 18, 2005

A couple more books

Well I just finished reading "A short history of nearly everything" by Bill Bryson and really enjoyed it. Man, I wish I had read this book in high school. I might have even enjoyed science class instead of not knowing what the fuzzy images under the microscope were supposed to be.

If you're of the mind for a really easy read to help you understand say... the beginning of the universe (or at least the theories of it), then pick up this book.

And for a very quick read I decided to go with Toni Morrison's "The Bluest eye". Oprah seemed to like it, so what the heck. ;)

Actually, it was a decent book and a nice "commercial break" on my way to other "stuff"


Aaron said...

Glad you enjoyed the Bryson book [Shrugs proudly, having recommended it].

But god, I hate Toni Morrison's writing. Heavy-handed symbolism and Faulkner knock-offs is about all she has to offer.

In my opinion.

Ann said...

I was looking for a couple new books to read so I picked up the new Harry Potter book and one of the Bill Bryson books, (a Short History of Nearly Everything). I'll post more once I read it. :)

Tanya said...

Hi to both of you - thank you for the occational blog link to remind me to check in :)...just submitting a book suggestion for ya...THE ALCHEMIST..and The 5 People You Meet In Heaven.

All the best from me and the boys.