That’s the problem with waiting so long between updates: I start to forget what I’ve been reading. Â There’s probably going to be more to come, but I did just remember one more, this one read on e-book:
– The Fiddler in the Subway, by Gene Weingarten. Â This is a collection of feature articles that Weingarten wrote for the Washington Post. Â I’m a big fan of Weingarten’s pieces, and I greatly enjoyed this book. Â I had read several when they were first published in the Post, but there were plenty of ones that were new to me. Â I even enjoyed rereading the ones I had read before. Â Relatively short pieces, as you would expect from newspaper magazine articles, consistently entertaining, some quite moving, and all worth reading.
Later: one more, this one I read in dead-tree media, a birthday gift from Andy:
– The Upside of Irrationality by Dan Ariely. Â A book by an experimental psychologist, all about the ways in which humans are irrational and, surprisingly, the benefits that can come from such irrationality. Â I find cognitive psychology fascinating, and this one was a good read.