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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Ideas for future reading????

We only have a book chosen through January, so we should be thinking about possible choices for the Valentine-y short month. If you want to recommend something, please comment to this post, so we can see possibles as a thread. If we have several suggestions on this blog, we'll be ready to make an informed vote in January.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

What about Karl Marx "Capital" ?
I bought a paperback from amazon.com.

Here is a comment to ponder:
Francis Wheen, biographer of Karl Marx, argues that as long as capitalism endures, Marx's masterwork, Das Kapital, will be required reading. First published in 1867, Marx's influential critique laid the groundwork for thinkers and revolutionaries to follow.

Anonymous said...

What about the biography:

Benjamin Franklin-An American Life
by Walter Isaacson

Anonymous said...

Character is Destiny by John McCain

anne said...

A couple of books that are still only in hardback (but with lots of used copies and library availability) that sound really interesting are Ha Jin's A Free Life
http://www.slate.com/id/2178289/fr/rss/
and Steven Pinker's The Stuff of Thought, http://pinker.wjh.harvard.edu/books/stuff/index.html

A book that we mentioned as a future prospect at the December meeting was The Maytrees by Annie Dillard
http://www.digitalemunction.com/wordpress/2007/05/21/annie-dillards-new-novel-out/

Susan said...

Those that you suggested sound good. I haven't checked out the links yet but the titles sound good. :-) I like it that we're reading nonfiction.
Susan