A Few Books

May 9, 2016By ChrisBooks, General No Comments

I know recently re-focused on music but I think one post every once in awhile about Books (or movies or…whatever) isn’t a bad thing. So I hope you don’t mind. If you do…let me know. Dead Wake by Erik Larson. What awful choices we make in war. Actually, first I’d like to say I loved … Read More

What Alice Forgot

June 2, 2015By ChrisBooks No Comments

I think you can describe this as Chick-Lit. Kate read this and constantly wanted to chat with me about what was happening in the book. When she finished she asked me to read it…please. I said yes. This book covers a broad array of topics. You get to think about divorce, death, infertility and a … Read More

The Pale King by David Foster Wallace

November 24, 2012By ChrisBooks No Comments

The Pale King is an unfinished novel by David Foster Wallace. Wallace had been working on this book for a decade (or so they say) when he committed suicide. His widow found the manuscript and associated computer files and notes and gave them to Wallace’s friend and editor to morph them into a publishable book. … Read More

Mr G by Alan Lightman

September 24, 2012By ChrisBooks No Comments

Science meet poetry via god plus some math (other things too). I’m quite sure the math is right. The science, too, seems solid quick payday loans but that’s not what you’ll be talking (thinking) about. It’s a wonderful tale of creation. How you feel about god will affect how you feel about this book however. … Read More

Cloud Atlas

August 14, 2012By ChrisBooks No Comments

by David Mitchell This was one of my summer reads (how did I not read this book before now?) and at the time I didn’t realize that it was being made into a movie (how did I not know this?). After reading it I don’t know how they could make this into a movie (but … Read More

The Journal of Best Practices

July 2, 2012By ChrisBooks 1 Comment

By David Finch A memoir of marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and one man’s quest to be a better husband. Marriage is not the easiest thing even when you are “normal”. Now let’s throw in undiagnosed Asperger. That’s where this book picks up. A struggling marriage (after being “best friends” since High School) and an online test. … Read More

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach

April 30, 2012By ChrisBooks 2 Comments

Ok let’s get this out of the way. I’m not a baseball guy (it’s two guys playing catch and every once in awhile something happens). The fantasy season is so bloody long and if you are in a daily line up league ugh…it’s daily. Also, let it be known, my Mum is a die hard … Read More

Moby Dick

April 2, 2012By ChrisBooks No Comments

If you follow what I’ve read you know that I’ve been reading this book for awhile. I’ve never read it. I don’t know why but one day I walked into a bookstore. OK I know why I walked into the bookstore but I wasn’t looking for anything in particular. I love the mystery. The “finding”. … Read More


February 16, 2012By ChrisBooks No Comments

By Paul Harding I think I picked up this book because it reminded me of Einstein’s Dreams (which reminds me I should re-read that). The physical nature of the book is quite similar. Well that and fact that my Dad was a tinkerer. This is Paul Harding’s first book and it’s a promising debut. A … Read More

Love is a Mix Tape

January 9, 2012By ChrisBooks No Comments

By Rob Sheffield It’s an easy book. It’s a hard book to get through. If you love music it’s a fun book. Plus I remember mix tapes. Some people wouldn’t have any idea why these two thing make sense together (see the picture on the right). LOVE is a Mix Tape or a shy music … Read More