I think it was Saul Bellow who said that we spend our time reading thinking about the next book to read. Or something like that, anyway. And so it is. I’m halfway through Alone in Berlin, which is excellent, and already I have a mental pile of books to plow through as soon as I’m finished with this. So allow me to make a few notes, with the intention of suggesting these books to you as well.
In the Land of Invented Languages by Arika Okrent – Ever wanted to read a whole chapter about Klingon-speakers?
Say Everything by Scott Rosenberg – The past, present and future of the most maddening and addictive pastime…blogging. Can blogs survive the Age of Twitter?
Virgins? What Virgins? by Ibn Warraq – I’ve been curious to read Warraq at some length without diving head first into hardcore Qur’anic exegesis. I still haven’t finished the Qur’an! So this is a collection of his shorter pieces for amateurs like me.
I’m always open to suggestions, so feel free to post them in the comments if you have any.