Friday, March 1, 2013
Every Patient Tells a Story: Medical Mysteries and the Art of Diagnosis, by Lisa Sanders, the medical consultant for the television show House. I've decided that medical mysteries are now my favorite genre. I got this book from our campus library (kind of nice to buy the book for the library and then check it out to read), and we have a couple more of the same type that I'm looking forward to reading.
Teacher Man: A Memoir, by Frank McCourt, the author of Angela's Ashes. This was an audio book, read by the author. The book was enjoyable, but a bit tedious at times, as the author does a lot of complaining about the trials of being a teacher. Obviously the listener has to do some reading-between-the-lines, since the author is a Pulitzer-prize-winning writer and award-winning teacher.
Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy, by Frances Mayes. I picked this up at a book sale sometime last year, and I've always wanted to read it. I haven't finished it yet, but I am enjoying it. I especially like that she mentions Elizabeth David's Italian Food, one of my favorite cookbooks that I've had for many years.
I'm almost finished with Einstein: His Life and Universe, by Walter Isaacson, another audio book. I skimmed Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs, and wasn't that impressed, but the Einstein biography has had just the opposite effect. (Read the New York Times review, which expresses my feelings better than I could.) Our public library has the Steve Jobs biography on CD, and Isaacson's Benjamin Franklin as well, so I think I'll be spending the next many miles with those.
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