Category: Book Recommendations

Book Recommendation: When to Rob a Bank

“The most remarkable thing is that even after we figured out our eleven-cent contribution, we still felt good about the fact that we had saved a little patch of land as big as the room we were eating breakfast in.” -Steven D. Levitt- “It’s…

Book Recommendations: Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles

It’s been a long time since I’ve read Anne Rice’s books.  Like with Stephen King, I stopped about halfway through one her books and never picked it up again.  It’s still sitting somewhere half read with her signature on one of the first few…

Book Recommendation: SuperFreakonomics

“Most of us want to fix or change the world in some fashion.  But to change the world, you first have to understand it.” -Steven D. Levitt- “I’m a writer.  I’ve been a journalist for my whole adult life.” -Stephen Dubner-   Publisher: William…

Book Recommendation: The Aquariums of Pyongyang

Authors: Kang, Chol-Hwan and Pierre Rigoulot Publication Date: August, 24, 2005 Publisher: Basic Books Page Number: 238 I’ll always remember my Korean professor who defected from North Korea to South Korea.  He spoke of the dangers on both sides.  You must really want to…

Book Recommendations: Picture Books

All three of these were given to me as gifts and while I haven’t digested every page word for word and picture by picture, the topics continue to be captivating.  North Korea is basically the same country, Circus Life still has its major flaws,…

Book Recommendation: Pet Sematary

Publication Date: February 1, 2001 Publisher: Pocket Books Page Number: 562 As with most of Stephen King’s books, he writes about life after death, greed and temptation, mental illness and physical violence, and the mystical and supernatural.  Why am I recommending “Pet Sematary” besides…

Book Recommendation: Get Your Brain in the Fast Lane

Publication Date: October 19, 2006 (first edition) Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education Page Number: 224 This book is a little different from the rest sitting on my shelves.  It is basically a book that will stimulate your brain. It has two different exercise levels, and most…

Book Recommendation: The Road

Publication Date: March 28, 2006 Publisher: Vintage Books Page Number: 287 I’ve read the book and saw the movie adaptation with Viggo Mortensen as Man and Kodi Smit-McPhee as Boy.  The Road was a quick read about the journey of a father and his…

Book Recommendation: The Secret War Against the Jews

Publication Date: April 15, 1997 Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin Page Number: 672 Get out your reading glasses and a large glass of wine or whatever else you like to drink.  I read this book a long time ago, but not sure exactly when.  Obviously…

Three Book Recommendations: Erik Larson, Anne Frank, and Elie Wiesel

Although I’ve read only one of these bookings, I know someone who has read all three.  He said they are all great especially “In the Garden of Beasts” and “Night.”  It was too important for me to pass up not recommending them, given we…

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