For those who are new ... we discuss books. I list what I'm reading, and people comment with what they're reading. Sometimes, on Sundays, I post a special edition on a particular genre or topic.
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Readers & Book Lovers Series Schedule
|DAY||TIME (EST/EDT)||Series Name||Editor(s)|
|SUN||6:00 PM||Young Reader's Pavilion||The Book Bear|
|Sun (hiatus)||9:30 PM||SciFi/Fantasy Book Club||quarkstomper|
|Bi-Monthly Sun||Midnight||Reading Ramblings||don mikulecky|
|MON||8:00 PM||Monday Murder Mystery||Susan from 29|
|Mon||11:00 PM||My Favorite Books/Authors||edrie, MichiganChet|
|TUE||8:00 AM||LGBT Literature||Texdude50, Dave in Northridge|
|Tue||10:00 PM||Contemporary Fiction Views||bookgirl|
|Wed||8:00 PM||Bookflurries Bookchat||cfk|
|THU||8:00 PM||Write On!||SensibleShoes|
|alternate Thu||11:00 PM||Audiobooks Club||SoCaliana|
|FRI||8:00 AM||Books That Changed My Life||Diana in NoVa|
|SAT (fourth each month)||11:00 AM||Windy City Bookworm||Chitown Kev|
|Sat||9:00 PM||Books So Bad They're Good||Ellid|
Choice of Evil by Andrew Vachss. In this novel in the Burke series, Burke's girlfriend has been killed by a homophobe. Now a killer is killing all the homophobes he can find. Then Burke is contacted by an organization that wants him to find the killer so they can help him escape.
Lullaby by Ace Atkins. This is a new novel in the Spenser series that the late Robert Parker created. Atkins has been chosen by the estate to continue the series. It's pretty good. A 14 year old girl has asked Spenser to investigate the death of her mother, 4 years ago. full review
The Choke Artist by David Yoo. The memoirs of a Korean-American writer who constantly fails to measure up to his own and his parents' visions of what he should be. Funny but also touching. Full review
The Philosophical Breakfast Club: Four remarkable friends who transformed science and changed the world by Laura Snyder. A group biography of Charles Babbage, John Herschel, William Whewell and Richard Jones, four friends who met at Cambridge early in the 19th century, and of how, together, they changed the role of science into something like what it is today.
A Behavioral Theory of Elections by Jonathan Bendor et al. Traditional "rational choice" models of voter behavior don't mesh all that well with how voters actually behave, in particular, they don't do well with predicting turnout. This is an attempt at a different formulation. This will interest election geeks.
Angel in the Whirlwind: The Triumph of the American Revolution by Benson Bobrick. A good history of the revolutionary war period, hampered by a complete absence of maps. This is such a handicap for the book that I will probably give up on it.
Eminence: Cardinal Richelieu and the Rise of France by Jean-Vincent Blanchard. If you thought politics is dirty now, read about what it was like in the days of Louis XIII. Very well done.
Making Modern Science: A Historical Survey by Peter Bowler and Iwan Rhys Morus. A survey of the history of science from Copernicus to now.
Just started .
Empires of the Word: A language history of the world by Nicholas Ostler. The story of some of the most widely spoken languages in the history of the world. This book is fascinating and dispels some myths about language (e.g. that when one nation conquers another, its language also wins).