february reads

4 Feb

so sorry for being a bit late in posting this. i’ve actually spent the last few nights reading, wouldn’t you know.

so, february. the 100s. this summary actually includes quite a mashup of interesting subjects: philosophy (100); metaphysics (110); epistemology (120); parapsychology & occultism (130); philosophical schools of thought (140); psychology (150); logic (160); ethics (170); ancient, medieval & eastern philosophy (180); and modern western philosophy (190). like how they stuck parapsychology & occultism right in the middle? i remember having quite a discussion about that in grad school.

you’ll be happy to know that i’ve already got quite a chunk of my first choice read.

blink: the power of thinking without thinking by malcolm gladwell (153.44)

spook: science tackles the afterlife by mary roach (129) – i really loved her first book, stiff: the curious lives of human cadavers, and can’t wait to read her latest, bonk: the curious coupling of science and sex.

the self-esteem trap: raising confident and compassionate kids in an age of self-importance by polly young-eisendrath (155.2). i don’t have kids, but this comes highly recommended for anybody interacting with ‘those kids today.’

so, yeah, i’m aiming for more than one non-fic read this month because all of these titles really interest me (she said at the beginning of the month when reading optimism is high). here’s hoping.

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One Response to “february reads”

  1. Twins' Mom February 4, 2009 at 4:26 pm #

    I may have to borrow “Think” when you are done, if that’s alright? Well, I’ve finally started reading Pride and Prejudice again!! I think it has officially been 3 years since I last read it.

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