Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

End Of An Era

I’ve been a subscriber to US News And World Report for over 30 years. For all those years, it was my favorite news magazine. But the next issue will be my last. A few months back, US News changed from being a weekly magazine to a monthly, with “digital editions” in between the once-a-month print […]

February 11, 2010 · Harry · No Comments
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On Writing And Reading

I posted this as a comment on another blog, in response to a post on writing among college students. Chris made the statement that “I recently heard somewhere that you learn to write not necessarily by writing, but by reading”. Reading introduces you to the art of language, while writing introduces you to the science […]

January 22, 2010 · Harry · One Comment
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What To Read Next?

I finally finished Barbara Tuchman’s “A Distant Mirror”. The length of time it took me was my fault; I mostly read it during lunch, and reading a 600+ page book using hour-long snippets of the day makes for a long literary journey. But, I did finally finish it, after having to beg the library to […]

December 13, 2009 · Harry · 3 Comments
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Competitive Transcendalists

January 30, 2007 · Harry · One Comment
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Current Reading


The Great Influenza, by John Barry


October 14, 2006 · Harry · Comments Closed
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