Sometimes the discourse on this blog often takes some drastic turns and that is because I often read and listen to two different books at the same time. I frequently take the bus into Dublin during my weekly schedule because driving into the city is suicide given that there are 100,000 cars on a highway built for 30,000. The bus is faster taking on average with a travel time of 45 - 60 min to get into the city. This does leave me with a lot of time hence I got into the practice of copying some audiobooks onto an SD card and then playing them on my Nokia e61 during the journey.
That whole paragraph probably doesn’t explain a lot but I figure it would be pertinent to mention to the people that read this blog where some of my influences might come from during a given month. On the paperback front, since I was very young, I have always read before I went to bed. At 25, it has become such a habit where I don’t feel I can sleep without reading a few pages of some book.
I hope that makes sense but onto the books…a few days ago I started reading What’s The Matter With America by Thomas Frank. I am on page 76, and will have the book review up by the middle of August (I hope):
The above picture is actually the European version of the cover, browsing around your local Borders or Barnes&Noble, you might want to look for What’s The Matter with Kansas. On the audio front, I finally managed to get a hold of Stephen Colbert’s: I Am America ( And So Can You!)
Audiobooks take a little bit longer to finish because I try not to spend too much time on the bus, but I would imagine a review will probably appear by the end of August. These may seem like an odd mix but I go through books pretty quickly and welcome any suggestions for the next two.