What’s In the Hopper?

I've got a stack of books by the arm chair:

  • Bridge of Sighs: A Novel Because I need a novel for the summer and the Straight Man is one of my favorites.
  • Bad Mother A book for the swim club.
  • On the Rez I came across this one in the library, while looking for something else. Loved Frazier's Great Plains
    and a funny piece in the New Yorker about pulling down those plastic bags that get stuck in the trees. Frazier is an Indian wannabe and rejects modern life. 
  • Stumbling on Happiness The author starts off saying that we do all sorts of things now, like exercising and not smoking, in order to make our future selves happy. The problem is that we have a bad idea of what makes us happy. I'm reading this book, because it may give me the green light to smoke again. If it doesn't, then I'm not going to read it.
  • In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto I like food. I like growing my own tomatoes in the backyard. Too bad they aren't growing, because there's been too much rain this spring. More on my summer theme of do it yourself and rejection of mass produced crap.
  • Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work I've already talked about why I'm interested in this book. Looking over this haphazard collection, I fear that I'm going to move to cabin with a shotgun at the end of the summer.

I'm slowly working through the stack. Well, if they're crap, I'm going to do a quick skim. If you want to do a blog book discussion on any one of these books, let me know.

4 thoughts on “What’s In the Hopper?

  1. “I’m reading this book, because it may give me the green light to smoke again. If it doesn’t, then I’m not going to read it. ”
    No, you may not smoke again, no matter what the book says. So, might as well not read it.

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  2. It doesn’t giv you the green light to smoke, but is well worth reading regardless. It’ll make you feel good about many of the things you value and do, and rightly so.

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