Another thread that asked what magazines you read on the throne got me thinking...
I was on a job interview and the interviewer asked an interesting question, "What were the last two books you read?" I was lucky that I do read and didn't hesitate. I don't know what a non-reader would say!
Soooo... here's two books I recently enjoyed....
Blue Highways - William Least Heat Moon
This one was recommended to me by Dean Milano and was worth the read. Blue highways are the designation on maps for the secondary highways. So Mr Moon loaded up some stuff in his old Ford Van, "The Grey Ghost", and headed out to find America, traveling back roads, meeting people and just experiencing America. The book is an easy read, is insightful and makes you want to load up your van! In fact, I liked it enough to buy another of the author's titles, "River Horse" that I will start shortly.
I'm Feeling Lucky - The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59 - Douglas Edwards
Doug tells the story of the early days at Google, when everything was done on a shoe string and the crazy things that occurred. It's not a deep business text, more like a friend telling you the story. It's cool.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S Thompson
Okay, this one I really didn't get. I bought it out of curiosity after the title came up a few times within a week. If you saw Pawn Stars, Corey bought an autographed copy of the book because it was his favorite book. Then I saw it on a friend's Facebook page as one of their favorite books. It's just a drugged out mess without any real plot or redeeming values. Maybe someone can explain why this is a cult classic?
Tell us about a book! Or take recommendations and get a book! Note that I get all my books on Half.Com (an eBay company) and I seldom pay more than a dollar plus shipping for anything!
Or it's cool to comment about the books already listed, may conversations take place!
Edited by Tom Geiger, 27 September 2013 - 03:54 AM.