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Book A Month: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

On August 12, 2016, Posted by , in Book a Month, With Comments Off on Book A Month: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

As one of the first sci-fi books I’ve happened to pick up, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy was a great choice. I should preface that by saying I originally was worried about getting it since I attempted to watch the movie version. That attempt quickly ended due to the horrible…

Book A Month: The Invisible Man

On July 31, 2016, Posted by , in Book a Month, With Comments Off on Book A Month: The Invisible Man

Continuing with my dive into science fiction I picked up The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells. This one started off very odd for me since for about the first 50 pages I kept experience deja vu. My best guess is I read the beginning of this book in school but,…

Book A Month: I, Robot

On June 27, 2016, Posted by , in Book a Month, tags , , With Comments Off on Book A Month: I, Robot

After my almost 3 month escapade into the Rockefeller life and empire I took another turn and went for a sci-fi classic, I, Robot by Isaac Asimov. Although I remember when the movie adaptation came out in 2004, I haven’t watched it yet. Now that I’ve read the book, I’m…

Book A Month: Titan

On June 11, 2016, Posted by , in Book a Month, tags , , With Comments Off on Book A Month: Titan

“I’ve got this whole reading thing down, books don’t scare me anymore, I’m going to get a long book and crush it.” I did the former but the latter took longer than I would have liked, two months longer. Titan is the entire life of John D. Rockefeller, and more,…

Book A Month: When to Rob a Bank

On March 23, 2016, Posted by , in Book a Month, With Comments Off on Book A Month: When to Rob a Bank

After reading two serious books I figured it was time to read a light hearted book (my decision was also helped by the fact that this was the last of the four I got over the holidays and had no alternatives). If you haven’t heard of Steven Levitt or Stephen…

Book A Month: Philosophy and Google

On March 1, 2016, Posted by , in Book a Month, With Comments Off on Book A Month: Philosophy and Google

The Consolations of Philosophy Since I was able to finish up the Elon Musk biography halfway through January, I ended up starting and finishing The Consolations of Philosophy by Alan de Botton earlier than I thought I would. My experience with philosophy has been limited to hearing bits and pieces…

Book A Month 2016: First Book Down

On January 15, 2016, Posted by , in Book a Month, tags , With Comments Off on Book A Month 2016: First Book Down

With the help of a round trip to San Diego last week I was able to bang out Elon Musk* by Ashlee Vance quicker than I thought I was going to. The other part that helped is how hard it was to put down. Vance was able to interview Musk…

Reading a Book a Month: The Innovators

On December 13, 2015, Posted by , in Book a Month, tags , , With 1 Comment

For Christmas last year I received The Innovators by Walter Isaacson. It is almost a year later and I am just about to finish it, which is fairly pathetic. While it is the longest book I will have read so far, it is a bit longer than average at 560 pages,…