Books

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.

Current Books

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.

2019 Completed Books

  1. The Guns of August - Barbara W. Tuchman
  2. Different Seasons - Stephen King
  3. The Moon Is Down - John Steinbeck
  4. Cannery Row - John Steinbeck
  5. Bikenomics - Elly Blue

Books I've Quit in 2019