Saturday, December 26, 2009

Looking back!

One aspect of "retirement" has been the time to focus on reading for the first time ever. The "V &V" (variety and volume) have been fun. I am currently reading $20 Per Gallon by Christopher Steiner. Below is my reading list for the past year...see any pattern?

Books Read, Author and Date
The World is Flat – Thomas Friedman 11/08
Hot, Flat, and Crowded – Thomas Friedman 12/08
Three Cups of Tea – Greg Mortenson 12/08
This Republic of Suffering – Death & the Am. C. War 12/08
The Future of Life - E.O. Wilson 01/09
The Creation – E.O. Wilson 01/09
In Defense of Food – Michael Pollan 02/09
American Lion – Jon Meacham 02/09
Into the Wild – John Krauker 03/09
The Korean War; A View From the Rear – Grant W. Cole 03/09
Called to Question – Joan Chittister 04/09
The Lost City of Z – David Grann 04/09
A Walk in the Woods – Bill Bryson 04/09
The Way of Ignorance and other Essays – Wendell Berry 05/09
Between a Rock and A Hard Place – Aron Ralston 05/09
Jesus, Interrupted – Bart D. Ehrman 06/09
First on Everest – Tom Holzel & Audrey Salkeld 06/09
Picking Cotton; Our Memoir of Injustice & Redemption
Jennifer Thompson-Cannino, Ronald Cotton & Erin Torneo 07/09
Down the Great Unknown, John Wesley Powell’s 1869 Journey of Discovery and Tragedy Through the Grand Canyon – Edward Dolnick 07/09
The Greatest Generation – Tom Brokaw 07/09
Angela’s Ashes – Frank McCourt 08/09
Why We Buy – Paco Underhill 08/09
Last Lion, the Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy – by the team at the Boston Globe and edited by Peter S. Canellos 08/09
The Third Chapter Passion, Risk and Adventure in the 25 years After 50
Sarah Lawrence-Lightfoot 09/09
Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization – Lester R. Brown 09/09
Born To Run – A hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World has Never Seen – Christopher McDougall 10/09
The Ethics of Climate Change – James Garvey 10/09
Human Origins, what bones and genomes tell us about ourselves – Robert DeSalles & Ian Tattersall 10/09
The Healing of America – T.R. Reid 11/09
Places In-between – Rory Stuart 11/09
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies - Diamond, Jared 12/09
Earth: The Sequel - Fred Krupp and Miriam Horn 12/09

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