Wednesday, October 10, 2012
What Are You Reading?
I thought it would be interesting to start a discussion about what we're currently reading and how we learned about them. I'm currently in the middle of two books: Uneasy Spirits and The Secret Life of the Grown-Up Brain: Surprising Talents of the Middle-Aged Mind. The first book is a mystery set in Victorian-era San Francisco. It's the second book in a mystery series, and it's about a boarding house owner named Annie who sidelines as a fortune teller to make ends meet. Annie is out to prove a pair of mediums are cheating one of her boarder's relatives out of her money. It's the second book in a series, and I found out about both of them when they were promoted as Kindle freebies. The Secret Life of the Grown-Up Brain was not a freebie. I'm not certain where I learned of it, as it's been several months. I think I read about it in Scientific American. This book is out to prove that even though our processing speed goes down as we age, we grow better at skills such as problem-solving and pattern recognition. I'm reading this one in hardcover because the paper edition was much cheaper than the e-book. So, what are you reading? Where did you learn about it, and would you recommend it?