I really enjoyed reading 1920: The Year of Six Presidents even if I should have been warned by the title that the author would be a little loose with his language. I found myself getting distracted every so often throughout the book by strange word uses, odd sentence structure and infelicitous phrasing. The title lends … Continue reading I’ll see your five and raise you.
The Baseball Economist by JC Bradbury (read the blog! Sabernomics) is a decent book. He does a good job of showing how economic methods can be applied to baseball to elucidate some of the more mysterious parts of the sport. Frankly, though, the book itself read to me less like a book about baseball from … Continue reading You know what Disraeli said about statistics, right?
Yeah. I guess that title is accurate. I managed 21 books in November, but that still leaves me 27 shy of last year's total, and that's also the total I read in October last year, the month in which I finished more books than any other. I did read 20 books last December, but none … Continue reading Preliminary year end book thoughts.
Christmas somewhere else, I mean. It's still snowing very lightly, and there is about an inch or two covering most everything outside. Odd for snow to fall in such quantities here, certainly this early in the season. I'll take it and enjoy it, though I'm sure it will be gone by tomorrow morning.My sister-in-law is … Continue reading It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.