This book is quite good, although I have some concerns and issues. I also think the moral of the story is one that's been missed by our politicians. Look for a longer upcoming review on this blog.
2. Cuckoo's Calling
As a big fan of the Harry Potter books, I wanted to give this book a shot. (Even after reading A Casual Vacancy, which wasn't good.) This book is OK, but I've stalled. I find myself wanting to read other books instead.
3. The Economic Naturalist
This book came out several years ago, but I finally obtained a copy after some economists at the teaching conference I attended mentioned it provided useful examples to use when teaching.
They were correct. The book asks a series of interesting questions and uses logic and economic reasoning to try to discover the answer. I recommend this book.
4. Think Like a Freak
I thought Freakonomics was wonderful and Superfreakonomics was the worst book I've ever read. They're online content is reasonably good, though, so despite my displeasure with their last book, I took a chance on this one. I wasn't disappointed. It's much more like Freakonomics, where they tackle small problems. My 12-year old (who reads more than anybody I know - adults or children - liked it as well).
They claim this will improve your thinking. I'm not certain about that, but it is a quick, fun, and interesting read.
5. The Curmudgeon's Guide to Getting Ahead
Outstanding advice. I'm making my children read it!
6. Political Trivia
OK, so it may seem a bit odd that I'm reading my own book. That said, I'm planning to update it with questions from the past year along with a few new categories. This review is helping spot where more questions are needed.
In the queue:
* The SU freshman reading compilation on humor.
* A Good Walkthrough Spoiled: The Best of Mike Tanier at Football Outsiders