Monday, November 30, 2009

Year of the Book

This was the year of the book for me. I read a lot of them, and for some reason, almost half of them were written by Kurt Vonnegut:

Slaughterhouse Five
Cat's Cradle
The Sirens of Titan
Breakfast of Champions
Timequake

and the rest:

A Personal Anthology -Jorge Luis Borges
Love in the Time of Cholera -Gabriel Garcia Marquez
A Confederacy of Dunces -John Kennedy Toole
Mutant Message Down Under -Marlo Morgan
The Backslider -Levi S. Peterson
Born to Run -Christopher McDougall

And that's without even being stranded at a truck stop in Alaska. I would recommend any of those books, with the exception of Mutant Message Down Under. Here's all of the ones that I have abandoned for now, and still need to finish:

The Seven Sins of Memory
Last Child in the Woods
Flow
The Jaguar Smile
Stumbling on Happiness
Searching for Memory
Catch 22
Geek Love
Dee Brown's Folk Tales of the Native American

Well, maybe I'll review some of them later. Maybe I won't.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A recent visit to Google Analytics reminded me that it is probably not wise to mention the name of the company I work for in a blog post. But I am back working for a certain therapeutic program. And they gave me a t-shirt to wear with one of the company slogans on the back. It says "Expect More".

Actually, that is terrible advice for most of the population that I work with.