04 January 2008

Looking at New Books

Well, I propose that we quit with the Brain on Music already. Nobody is enjoying it, and we're not posting about it, and I think it's time to move on. I dug up an old post from when we were last deciding on what book to read - we'd discussed doing some sort of biography. There weren't any comments on that post, so I don't know if you guys thought any of those people were even slightly interesting or not. I also saw a book over at Barnes & Noble a while back that looked interesting: 1421: the year China discovered the world. Or, I picked up America's God and Country: Encyclopedia of Quotations not too long ago, and that's got a ton of interesting quotes in it. Maybe it'd spark some interesting conversation as we (ahem) gear up for the whole Presidential Circus Elections thing. I've heard good things about George Washington's World, although I haven't actually read it myself. Hmmmm. That's another history book. I think I'm detecting a theme here. Maybe someone else ought to suggest a book if ya'll want to do something besides history, LOL! I'm completely open to that other stuff too. Just can't think of any of it right this very minute, if you know what I mean!


Ritsumei said...

Amazon's got an excerpt of 1421 on their site; fascinating, but you should be aware that it cuts off in a most dissatisfying way... a pretty good sell tactic, actually. But then, I already wanted to read that book.

Here's the Amazon page on the George Washington book, although there is no excerpt for this one.

misskate said...

OOoh.. I went in and read the little exerpt from Amazon for 1421: The Year China Discovered America. I think if that tone of the book remains consistent from the introduction, it could be pretty gripping.
I vote that we read that one.

Ritsumei said...

I'm with ya there - let's give the others a few days to voice any objections. I mentioned this to both Emma & FifeMOM. Andy's got school work & stuff, so I doubt that he'll be making any posts. Although I think he'd like that story as well. I didn't get a chance to do a thorough perusing, but what I saw looked promising, and I'm with you - that intro is intriguing! Barring any objections, I think we should start looking for copies of the book!