Thursday, January 24, 2008

Books! Books! Books!

So school has started and I'm spending the majority of my time doing homework, working, going to class and training (Aikido). Not much time to read. Unfortunately, I just spent a hundred bucks on books...

I've been reading in 5-minute blocks: before class, in the waiting room, while the rice cooks, on the bus. Eventually, I'll read all the books I bought, but probably not before I buy dozens more (all of the sudden I feel the need to read every book ever written).

Anyway, here's what I own but haven't started reading:

Stephen Jay Gould's Dinosaur in a Haystack

Carl Sagan's The Demon-Haunted World

Michael Shermer's Why Darwin Matters

Mark Isaak's The Counter-Creationism Handbook

Michael Pollan's Omnivore's Dilemma

Neil Shubin's Your Inner Fish

I'll probably start Carl Sagan's book as soon as I finish the two I'm reading now:

Richard Dawkins' The God Delusion

Stephen Jay Gould's Ever Since Darwin

And by the way, if you're thinking of buying any books, check out Brian's website. When you link to Amazon via his web page, he gets some $$$.


Will Baird said...

Demon Haunted World is pretty good. I'm ambivalent on Sagan in general though. He sold himself politically on too many things (*cough*nuclear winter*cough*).

Zach Miller said...

Crap, Amanda. How do you manage that awesome stepped image layout? I can barely get my pictures to stay centered in the post!

Amanda said...

I'm LMAO right now, Zach! I tried to have them all line up, one under another, on the left, but the first three kept doing that damn step thing. I tried fixing it a bazillion times...and then I just gave up and made the next three do the step thing as well. So, in short, it was an accident. A good accident. Though most of the time it doesn't work out so well.

Brian said...

Nice picks, there. I'm a little iffy about Wilson's book, but maybe that's because of all the controversy over teh group selekshun as of late. Thanks for the link too (my brain, ever hungry for books, appreciates it!)