“We will now discuss in a little more detail the Struggle for Existence.” – Charles DarwinRead more "Book"
It’s not likely that Mellowcat would have been first in line to see The Interview, but now it appears that Sony has authorized screenings. Without any first-hand knowledge or interest in the movie, all I can say is it better be good. Did you know that Mellowcat used to work in bookstores? Indeed. And at one […]Read more "Let it be said"
I’m about half way through Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, and will go ahead and recommend it to you. It would have to get really bad in the second half of the book to offset how good the first part is, so I feel confident in making this recommendation. If you’ve done even a little backpacking, there […]Read more "This is Wild"
The last three books I’ve read were all great. The first one was Uncertain Path by Bill Tweed. We had the good fortune to meet Mr. Tweed during our stay at Bear Paw High Sierra Camp. On the way home, we stopped at the visitor center at Grant Grove, and they had this book. It […]Read more "great books"
Mellowcat was scanning the bookshelves for an entertaining read, and the Resident Expert recommended Les Misérables. RE has read all these great books already, but the Mellowcat hasn’t quite gotten around to them. So I grabbed our copy and dove right in. The thing is huge, as you know. RE continued to recommend it to […]Read more "Les Misérables; pretty good, actually"
I finally finished that book I complained about earlier. Now I can go into some additional detail regarding the literary crimes of the writer. 1) the main character is a jerk. I still think the writer was living out some weird fantasy through this character. Wealthy, super-strong (hits one guy over the head with another […]Read more "all’s well that ends"
I’m on the horns of a dilemma regarding a book. I started reading this based on a recommendation of a co-worker, who said it was similar to another book we’d both read, Arthur Phillips’ Prague. But it’s nothing like that book, as it turns out. The outline of the story sounds like it would be […]Read more "knowing when to quit"
Mellowcat is reading a book about the financial crisis, and we’re noticing quite a few typos and redundancies. This is always a concern when reading an account that’s supposed to be fact-based. Could be that they were rushing this to print for the holiday bookselling season, but still. He re-introduces Long-Term Capital Management several times […]Read more "too big to edit"
I’m reading this book, The World Without Us, which offers informed speculation on how the earth would change if all people vanished instantly. Doesn’t say why or how we all vanished; we’re just gone. And a lot of the book is interesting – he covers a lot of ground, and seems to know a wide […]Read more "facts are optional"