Reading list

I need a reading list.  I’ve read some weird things lately.  The Big Roads, for one, which I liked and I like that genre of book. I’d love some books like the one to the left, which came across my radar this morning.  I like reading about how people learn.  I’m not much of a fiction reader, really.  I prefer non-fiction, but I’m open to fiction as an escape.  So, any suggestions?

3 Replies to “Reading list”

  1. Hey there,

    I have started reading some of the books my younger son has to read for AP English (not to be creepy or anything, but because reading is hard for him and it helps him to have someone to talk to as he goes along). I am amazed at the things I somehow forgot to read when I was his age. Jeez, did they even HAVE an AP English class when I was his age? I dunno.

    So I have enjoyed reading the Bluest Eye and the Great Gatsby with him.

    Oh, and I read Joan Didion’s Blue Nights as well (part two of The Year of Magical Thinking)…amazing writing, hard topics.

    When in doubt, or too tired, which seems to be often these days, I lay in bed and do Sudoku. 🙂

    Love from here in O-hi-o

  2. I was just thinking about The Great Gatsby because I’m helping a class with a multimedia project related to that.

    And I’m personally addicted to Flood It on Google+. 🙂

  3. I love the Great Gatsby and think it’s a book worth re-reading every once in a while. I like everything by Fitzgerald, though. Tales of the Jazz age & This Side of Paradise are in the public domain now, and are also worth reading. I like Tales because it can be effectively read (stories at a time) while waiting around for something else to happen.

    Others on the fiction front:
    Guy Gavriel Kay (Fionaver Tapestry, Tigana, Song of Arbonne). All good, available on books on tape, and loose yourself stories.

    On the non-fiction front:
    “Thinking Fast and Slow” by Daniel Kahneman
    “Future Babble” by Dan Gardner
    “Organizing Instruction and Study to Improve Student Learning” (I think you might have been the source of this link for me, but I noted that Harold Pashler was the chair of the committee, and I respect his work in the science of attention and learning quite a bit).

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