Here are some books that I've been reading. Lately I've been reading historical books and some of the classics. I figure there's thousands of books out there so I might as well read some tried and true excellent books!
I started this log on February 12, 2019.
No Logo - Naomi Klein: I saw this when I was walking around in the library and figured I should check it out. It seems like something I'd be interested in.
Astroball - Ben Reiter: I'm not sure I'm going to finish this book. Ostensibly, it's about how the Astros took the "Moneyball" concept and tweaked it to win the World Series in 2017. Right now, it's been a pretty dull read. The book won some baseball writing awards, so I guess it gets better, maybe? I preferred Moneyball (of course) and also "The Only Rule Is, It Has To Work."
I'm a few chapters in and so far there hasn't been a lot of baseball. Instead it's mostly how a bunch of business guys got into the various back offices of baseball. I'm going to keep reading for a bit, but I'm also going to start looking at my "to read" pile a little more carefully.
Too wordy! I should have known that a guy who wrote (dictated?) this many books might have a lot to say. However, much like Frank Zappa, he didn't seem to know when to get rid of stuff. This book was like word spew. It could have been more interesting if it was more concise. I had to stop reading when I realized that the book didn't have a lot of pages. It was too dense and repetitive for me.