August 2008: Books Read

It's that time again to make a public mental note about what I read in the past month. With the road trip and all, though, there wasn't much going on in August, reading-wise. 1. The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon. Reviewed earlier here. 2. Born Standing Up by Steve Martin. In recent years, Steve … Continue reading August 2008: Books Read

Book Review: The Yiddish Policeman’s Union

Last week I finished reading a novel by Michael Chabon called The Yiddish Policeman's Union. I'd never read anything by him before, but I remember my old roommate Neal recommending his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay when I lived in Hungary. I first was drawn to this book last year … Continue reading Book Review: The Yiddish Policeman’s Union

June/July 2008: Books Read

Last month I didn't post my monthly brief reviews of books I read. The reason for this is that I didn't read any books during the month of June. I took Herodotus' The Histories with me on the cruise that I was on from June 3 to June 19, and read a bit of it … Continue reading June/July 2008: Books Read

April 2008: Books Read

I graduated last Monday night, and my parents were in town to see it. Up until then, I'd been pretty busy with various things that I had left to the side while in the thick of the semester: going to the doctor, doing my taxes, etc. From now until I leave for the cruise on … Continue reading April 2008: Books Read

March 2008: Books Read

March was a very busy reading month, but I didn't have much to show for it in terms of books actually completed. Most of the time I was doing research for papers, and it's not typical for me to read whole books for that. But here is the list of books: 1. Stories of Karol: … Continue reading March 2008: Books Read

February 2008: Books Read

Since much of what I do as a student is read, I thought you might be interested in what I've had my nose buried in these last 29 days. Although I read a lot of excerpts and articles, I'll just list here those books that I read from beginning to end. (not those I read … Continue reading February 2008: Books Read

The Way of the (Modern) World: Introduction

Golly!  Apologies!  It's been a busy last few days in the life of Elliot.  What with grading hermeneutics papers, and reading for class, and drinking lots of egg nog ('tis the season. . .), the days have been plumb full.But speaking of reading for class, I've just started to read a book by Craig Gay … Continue reading The Way of the (Modern) World: Introduction