Now I'm getting the chance to read books I didn't have time for before. Think of me whenever you see the slogan "So many books, so little time!" Now I've got the time.  Cheers, Fred.

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Cheers, Fred

The Fairness Instinct: The Robin Hood Mentality and Our Biological Nature

Book Number: 
750
Date Fred Read: 
April 2018
Fred's Rating: 
3
Author: 
L.Sun
Total Pages: 
282
Publisher: 
Prometheus Books
Year: 
2013

L. Sun is a professor of biology at Central Washington University. He first studied biology and animal ecology and then he focused on zoology and animal behavior. Co-author of two books, this is his first book as the sole author.  Read more

Unbelievable: Why Neither Ancient Creeds Nor the Reformation Can Produce a Living Faith Today

Book Number: 
749
Date Fred Read: 
April 2018
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
John Shelby Spong
Total Pages: 
287
Publisher: 
HarperOne
Year: 
2018

John Shelby Spong was the Episcopal Bishop of Newark, NJ, for 24 years before retiring in 2000. A leading spokesperson for liberal Christianity, he appeared on 60 Minutes, Good Morning America, FOX News Live, and Extra. This book is based on the William Belden Noble lectures he delivered at Harvard. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

Make a Difference: Following Your Passion and Finding Your Place to Serve

Book Number: 
748
Date Fred Read: 
April 2018
Fred's Rating: 
3
Author: 
James A. Harnish
Total Pages: 
153
Publisher: 
Abingdon Press
Year: 
2017

James A. Harnish, author of numerous books and Bible studies, a pastor and elder in the United Methodist Church, served for 42 years in Florida. This book is for anyone desiring to take a next step in discipleship and engage in God’s work in the world. It was used for a 6-week Lenten study in my church.  Read more

No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters

Book Number: 
747
Date Fred Read: 
April 2018
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Ursula K. Le Guin
Total Pages: 
125
Publisher: 
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Year: 
2017

Ursula K. Le Guin (1929-2018) was the widely acclaimed author of more than thirty books of fiction, science fiction, poetry, and essays. This book of essays is a reflection of her life as an author, written during her final year. (For her books I've reviewed, click on her name.)  Read more

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Book Number: 
746
Date Fred Read: 
March 2018
Fred's Rating: 
4
Total Pages: 
326
Publisher: 
Mariner
Year: 
2006

Jonathan Safran Foer is the author of the novels Everything is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and a work of nonfiction, Eating Animals. His books have won numerous awards and were translated into 36 languages. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.  Read more

Magnitude: The Scale of the Universe

Book Number: 
745
Date Fred Read: 
March 2018
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Megan Watzke
Author: 
Kimberly Arcand
Total Pages: 
157
Publisher: 
Black Dog & Leventhal
Year: 
2017

Kimberly Arcand is the visualization lead for the NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, specializing in image and measurement research. Megan Watzke is press officer for Chandra, specializing in communicating astronomy with the public.  Read more

Body Mind Spirit: Exploring the Parapsychology of Spirituality

Book Number: 
744
Date Fred Read: 
March 2018
Fred's Rating: 
4
Total Pages: 
227
Publisher: 
Hampton Roads
Year: 
1997

Charles T. Tart, known for psychological work on altered states of consciousness and parapsychology, is the author of 3 of this book’s 13 chapters. The works of Tate and the ten other parapsychologists are described in 11 pages at the beginning of this collection.  Read more

Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain (Revised and Expanded)

Book Number: 
743
Date Fred Read: 
March 2018
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Oliver Sacks
Total Pages: 
391
Publisher: 
Vintage
Year: 
2008

A practicing physician in New York City, Oliver Sacks is a professor of neurology and psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center and Columbia’s University Artist. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching: A Book about the Way and the Power of the Way

Book Number: 
742
Date Fred Read: 
February 2018
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Lao Tzu
Author: 
Ursula K. Le Guin
Total Pages: 
125
Publisher: 
Shambhala
Year: 
1998

Ursula K. Le Guin (1929-2018) was the widely acclaimed author of more than thirty books of fiction, science fiction, poetry, and essays. This book is a rendition into English from other translations of the ancient Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu. She includes how and why it differs from or agrees with existing translations.  Read more

Are Universes Thicker Than Blackberries?: Discourses on Gödel, Magic Hexagrams, Little Red Riding Hood, and Other Mathematical and Pseudoscientific Topics

Book Number: 
741
Date Fred Read: 
February 2018
Fred's Rating: 
3
Author: 
Martin Gardner
Total Pages: 
272
Publisher: 
Norton
Year: 
2004

For 25 of his 95 years, Martin Gardner (1914-2010) wrote 'Mathematical Games and Recreations', a monthly column for Scientific American magazine. He made significant contributions to magic, philosophy, debunking pseudoscience, and children's literature. This was a gift book.  Read more

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