Current Reads



Thought I would add a list of what I am currently reading.  I usually read several books at the same time.  Some I finish, some I abandon, some I linger over for months.

As of April 20, 2017, this is what I currently have got going:

  1. Who Lost Russia? How the World Entered a New Cold War — Peter Conradi
  2. Dinosaurs: A Concise Natural History, 3rd Edition — David E. Fastovsky & David B. Weishampel
  3. The Sound of One Hand Clapping — Richard Flanagan
  4. Big History: Between Nothing and Everything — David Christian, et al
  5. A Moveable Feast — Ernest Hemingway
  6. Bush — Jean Edward Smith
  7. The Rise and Fall of Classical Greece — Josiah Ober
  8. The Indus — Andrew Robinson
  9. The Know-Nothing Party in Massachusetts: The Rise and Fall of a People’s Movement — John R. Mulkern
  10. Cradle of Life: The Discovery of Earth’s Earliest Fossils — J. William Schopf


  1. The Silk Roads: A New History of the World — Peter Frankopan
  2. How to Build a Habitable Planet: The Story of the Earth from the Big Bang to Humankind — Charles Langmuir & Wally Broecker
  3. Madison and Jefferson — Andrew Burstein & Nancy Isenberg

I may have overlooked something …


I am flattered that I have received emails with comments from many of the authors that I have reviewed, and the bulk of these have not only been quite favorable but have thereby served to establish valuable new relationships.

I find reading quite rewarding, especially when challenging myself to read at or above my limits to expand my horizons, reveal new perspectives, and compel me to use the muscles of my intellect the way an athlete might use the muscles of his body.  I only wish more people felt the same way!

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