Swindled: The Dark History of Food Fraud, from Poisoned Candy to Counterfeit Coffee. I find food and the food business fascinating. So far it's alright, but I wish the author didn't digresses from the actual topic quite as often.
I think ive read that. Is that where a witch finds this baby in a rotted out tree stump and the baby is really ugly. A bear pretty much raises the child. Does it have a lot of fairy tale similaraties in it and stuff?
If it is i actually enjoyed it quite a bit. I read it in like a day and a half to two days, but of course i was in high school then and thats all i did in class anyway. luls.
I just finished the Invention of Air by Stephen Johnson. I enjoyed it very much. It has an interesting mix of the history of science & American history. I believe that Dry Storeroom No. 1 by Richard Fortey will be next.
Hi. Just joined the group and AN tonight. I am currently rereading Sam Harris "The End Of Faith". I've read many fantastic books in my life thus far, but this really hits the nail on the head where god-belief is concerned. Highly recommended.
Just finished Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet by Jeffrey Sachs. He gets in plenty of subtle jabs at religion's meddling in human progress. He does so dispassionately, making it all the more enjoyable.
I'm a recent arrival to A|N and a complete newbie to this group. I'm currently overcoming my irrational but intense dislike of Russian literature and reading War and Peace - turns out it's amazing! Might have to some of the others a second chance ...
Also, if I may, a mini-rant regarding the last book I read: The Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Excuse my French but what a piece of shite. Annoyingly it was one of those ones where you had to read till the end to find out what happens/happened but I sincerely regret wasting those few days reading the book. Plot: predictable, characterisation: two-dimensional is giving the author too much credit, style: affected and clumsy. This book has single-handedly nearly destroyed any desire I may ever have had of spending time in Spain, that is how gruesome he presents Spanish society to be (though probably unintentionally).