Thursday, April 29, 2010

Two-fer April

For April I read Blink. I must confess that I didn't reach the end. I was on a wait list to get the book, got the book while I was still reading my March book, started reading Blink, book was overdue and could not be renewed due to its high demand, etc, etc. I did read 3/4 of the book and felt I understood his concept. Basically, it's a book about how our mind makes snap judgments, and how those judgments are oftentimes (not always) the best decision. He gives example after example and study after study. It's very interesting to read his research. He talks about speed dating, hospitals, marriages, war strategy and so much more. I enjoyed this book and would like to read more of his work in the future.

Because I only read 3/4 of Blink, I was able to finish another book this month. I read Everything Matters by Ron Currie Jr. It has language, which seemed forced to me. I hate that. Bad language is bad enough, but when it's forced, it's even worse. Anyways...this book is about this guy who has known about the end of the world since he was growing in his mother's belly. He hears voices in his mind that tell him, among other things, exactly when and how the world is going to end. It's a story about his life, which is not very pleasant, and how he deals with his knowledge. It wasn't great writing, but it was an easy read and a page turner which I finished quickly.

May's genre is mystery. I'm so excited!


Alyson said...

Haha. We just decided on Blink for one of our Book Club books last night. I have read his Outliers and I highly recommend that one, too. Have fun with mystery! I can't wait to see which one you choose.

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Scott and Jenna said...

I have The Tipping Point if you want to borrow it! And if you like those, I bet you would like Freakonomics. It's another great non fiction read. You should really start a book club huh? I would love that :)