Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Library Loot: Crichton, Taoism, Idiots — Oh, My!

More often than not, my library use defines my interest of the moment. So, class, what am I checking out these days?

First, there's Michael Crichton. Karen and I are reading Next together, and I like Richard Preston.

Then there's Taoism, which I find fascinating. I've read most of the Tao Te Ching and all of The Tao of Pooh. Is it applicable to my way of life right about now? One way to find out.

Finally, weirdly enough, I'm less insulted by being called an "idiot" than "dummy," so I go for that line of instructional books. No, seriously, I like the way they're written and formatted (not to mention I'm more of a fan of orange than yellow). If you want a good overview, go to the Idiots, I always say.

I may not finish all of these books immediately (aside from Next). (I can handle only one Crichton at a time, and the novels have to be properly spaced to avoid author fatigue.)

However, they're not long for this reader. No need to keep any of these (possible) gems out of the hands of other like-minded souls, right?

So, what have you checked out lately?

2 comments:

  1. I like those idiot guides too. I love the simple explanations and the fun factoids. Enjoy your loot.

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  2. Thank heavens I'm not the only Idiot-lover. :-)

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