Anyway... that is a long-winded way of saying the reading challenge is going well. EXCEPT that once again I've got 3 books on the go.
- Smart Women Finish Rich by David Bach - I started my first real job so my GF got me this book to get me started right with saving and all that. I'm 50 pages in and loving it!
- The School on the Hill: Trinity College School 1865-1965 by A.H. Humble & J.D. Burns
- The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank - I've always meant to read this, but never have. I'm enjoying it, but I haven't gotten too far in yet. It'll probably be the last of the 3 I finish, but I'm really looking forward to getting into it.
Freakonomics was great, btw. The Stephen/Steven writing team did a great job articulating some really crazy (but reasonable) ideas. It really shows a side of economics that most people don't associate with the field, which is what makes Steven Levitt such a neat, smart guy. That said, it's a tricky art/science. It's really all about incentives and numbers and estimates and assumptions and not a lot about heart or miracles or... well, outliers, actually. What I mean is, some of the assumptions made seem a bit over the top, and even racist. So, you've gotta take what they say with a grain of salt. It's about economics, so you've gotta look at things a little differently.
SO... of the 8 book total I challenged myself to read, I've got:
- The Outsider
- Sex Drugs and Cocoa Puffs