August 25, 2007
Some Recent Reading
It's been months since I posted anything here. What can I say? I've been busy. Our local skeptics group, REALL, hosted a stop on Victor J. Stenger's book tour in June, which was cool.
My recent reading has included:
- Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, by Jared Diamond
- Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, by Jared Diamond
- Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice for all Creation: The Definitive Guide to the Evolutionary Biology of Sex, by Olivia Judson
I highly recommend all three books, particularly the two by Jared Diamond.
Currently I'm reading Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community, by Robert D. Putnam. So far I'm only about halfway through it, but it's been very interesting, so I recommend it, too. However, it came out in 2000, so for the full story I'll need to read his followup book, Better Together: Restoring the American Community.
Well, I'll try to write more later. I just wanted to confirm that I'm not dead yet!