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Books, books, and more books!

Hi Livejournal, remember me?

I think seeing as how we are already on the last Thursday of the month, I can call it good for my reading list this year. (https://rubygloomrox.livejournal.com/1127688.html)

I didn't do so spectacular at first glance. But when you throw in home improvements and commuting around 90 minutes each way, it looks a tad better, no?
I'm going to try for 25 in 2018, but I may be changing, adding, or subtracting. In a new twist, I'll include more kinds of books as well. I'm still not including things like the sewing books or dieting/fitness books, but I do read a lot of management and leadership texts, and so I should throw those in, too. I'll carry some over from last year's list, but some of them seem like stinkers I can leave. I'll put a few of them last, because realistically I never get to them, I just don't want them to fall off my radar. In fact, they may be a few after 25. I'm keeping it super basic and easy, and even then I am assuming things will pop up, just as I'm assuming I'll eventually live closer to work and have my life back... But I think I'm going to HAVE to read the Trump book.
Here's what we have:

1. The Merry Spinster - Mallory Ortberg
2. Little Fires Everywhere - Celeste Ng
3. Fear: Trump in the White House - Bob Woodward
4. A Blackbird House -Alice Hoffman
5. The Girl in the Ice - Robert Bryndza
6. Mindwise: Why We Misunderstand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want - Nicholas Epley
7. The GOAL Formula - Erik Therwanger
8. Macbeth - Jo Nesbo
9. The Odyssey - Emily Wilsontranslation
10. Born a Crime - Trevor Noah
11. Hidden Figures - Margot Lee Shetterly
12. Shadow Prey - John Sanford
13. Ready Player One - Ernest Cline
14. The Good House - Ann Leary
15. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine - Gail Honeyman
16. Sometimes I Lie - Alice Feeney
17. The Bitter Season - Tami Hoag
18. Secrets to the Grave - Tami Hoag
19. Economics in Wonderland - Robert Reich
20. Beartown - Frederik Backman
21. When Breath Becomes Air - Paul Kalanithi
22. Secondhand Souls - Christopher Moore
23. Eyes of Prey - John Sanford
24. Over Sea Under Stone - Susan Cooper
25. The Scarred Woman - Jussi Adler-Olsen
26. The Philosophy Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained - Will Buckingham
27. Lone Survivors: How We Came to Be the Only Humans on Earth - Chris Stringer
28. Pyramids - Terry Pratchett
29. I am Watching You - Teresa Driscoll
30. Anna and the Swallow Man - Gavriel Savit
31. Comic Book Tattoo - Rantz Hoseley
32. The Keeper of Lost Things - Ruth Hogan
33. Between the World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates
34. Us Against You - Frederik Backman
35. Just After Sunset - Stephen King


I bout a philosophy book back in high school, "Philosophy For Beginners", I think it was called. I barely looked at it afterward. However, I have been getting back into philosophy in the last couple years. Turns out that, among other things, all I really needed to get started was Plato's "Republic", which has really easy to understand ideas and is written in a manner that keeps it interesting as a story in itself. I have it on audio and have been listening to it before going to sleep.

Anyway, I also have many thorough and lengthy lectures on philosophy. If you like, I would be happy to send copies of them to you.
I'd rather discuss them with you over coffee. 😁 I hope I get to these books as it is. I do love talking philosophy, though. It's something I haven't been able to spend enough time on in a while.