Just like last time I dropped by the public library for just a few minutes and walked out with four more books. Who cares if I already have a ton of library books by my bed needing to be read! I plan on applying this promising assortment towards a number of reading challenges including The Intrepid Reader’s Historical Fiction Reading Challenge, Rose City Reader’s European Reading Challenge and Introverted Reader’s Books in Translation Reading Challenge.
- The Violinist’s Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code by Sam Kean (2012) – Back in 2011 I read Kean’s bestseller The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements and loved it. I’ve been wanting to read his follow-up book for over a decade.
- Debt: The First 5,000 Years,Updated and Expanded by David Graeber (2021) – This updated version of Graeber’s 2011 book the London School of Economics trained anthropologist takes a revolutionary look at humanity’s 5,000 year history of credit, debit and exchange. The latest selection for my book club.
- No One is Here Except All of Us by Ramona Ausubel (2012) – Set in a remote part of Romania during World War II I’m hoping to apply this one towards The Intrepid Reader’s Historical Fiction Reading Challenge, and Rose City Reader’s European Reading Challenge.
- Stolen Years by Sara Zyskind (1981) – I’ll be applying Zyskind’s memoir of surviving the Holocaust in occupied Poland towards not just Rose City Reader’s European Reading Challenge but also Introverted Reader’s Books in Translation Reading Challenge and Book’d Out’s Nonfiction Reader Challenge.
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The Disappearing Spoon is a book I enjoyed. I learned that Kean has a podcast, too.
I didn’t know he has a podcast. I will check it out! Thanks!!
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I enjoyed the Disappearing Spoon, but did not finish Violinist’s Thumb. He got a simple matter of checkable historical fact so wrong that I lost faith in anything he said.
Hate it when that happens. Ruins everything!
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