These are books I have read either inspectionally, analytically, or syntopically thus far this year. Some of these I have spent quite a bit of time on while others just to get the sense of the book.
I have almost finished this book and found it fascinating. I got pulled away on some other projects and I most likely need to reread it so I can get a full understanding. Highly Recommended!!!
This is a tremendous book and to be honest I could only read in small doses because of the intensity of death and dying. One of the best books of the year thus far!!!
(3) Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough To Live Forever Ray Kurzweil and Terry Grossman, M.D.
I have read this book numerous times and since I have diabetes I am always looking for ways to improve my health. Highly Recommended!!!
There are certain parts of this book that I really enjoyed and others I most likely need to revisit and see if I can understand.
(5) Between Parentheses Roberto Bolano
This was the second time I read this and I have to say I enjoyed it more the second time and I will most likely read it a third time to get a better feel of Spanish authors.
I did an inspectional reading of this and I must read this slowly to get a good understanding of what he is trying to say.
(7) The World Until Yesterday Jared Diamond
After having read Guns, Germs and Steel , this seemed a natural and I did an inspectional reading thus far!!!
(8) The Fabric Of Reality David Deutsch
I am intrigued by parallel universes and I have started rereading certain parts of this book to get a better understanding of parallel universes.
(9) Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played And Games Are Won Tobias J. Moskowitz and L. Jon Wetheim
I was really looking forward to reading this but was disappointed. I will try to give it another go later!!!
(10) Civilization: The West And The Rest Niall Ferguson
I have done an inspectional reading and it looks to be very interesting!!!
I have also done an inspectional on this and I have not made enough time to work it in!!!
(12) Far From The Tree: Parents, Children And The Search For Identity Andrew Solomon
One of the most thought-provoking books I have read because of the subject matter on which I was not familiar. If you have any interest in understanding deaf, prodigies,autism, dwarves and other societal issues, then this is a fantastic book for you.
(13) Diaspora Greg Egan
Greg Egan is my favorite science fiction writer as he takes me to places and makes me think outside the box. A tremendous book!!!
I reread this to get a better understanding of the study of history. I really got a lot out of this.
(15) The Historian’s Craft Marc Bloch
Same as number fourteen
These are the books that I read through March and I will shortly bring you the books that I have read April through July.
- What Is Syntopical Reading? From How To Read A Book By Mortimer J. Adler (consilientinterest.com)
- Book Discussion : Re-reading books (bookshades.wordpress.com)
- City Life; Jared Diamond on Traditional Societies; Mary Roach (wnyc.org)
- More On Syntopical Reading From How To Read A Book By Mortimer J. Adler (consilientinterest.com)
- Can You Trust Jared Diamond? (3quarksdaily.com)
- Ray Kurzweil’s Dubious New Theory of Mind (3quarksdaily.com)
- Nate Silver’s “The Signal and the Noise”: Why Most Predictions Fail But A Few Don’t (blogs.sap.com)