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

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

Hope on Earth: A Conversation

Book Number: 
740
Date Fred Read: 
February 2018
Fred's Rating: 
4
Total Pages: 
183
Publisher: 
Chicago Press
Year: 
2014

Paul R. Ehrlich is the Bing Professor of Population Studies and president of the Center for Conservation Biology at Stanford. Michael Charles Tobias is an ecologist, author, filmmaker, and president of the Dancing Star Foundation. He focuses on biodiversity conservation, global environment education, and animal protection. This was a gift book.  Read more

Be Love Now: The Path of the Heart

Book Number: 
739
Date Fred Read: 
February 2018
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Ram Dass
Total Pages: 
296
Publisher: 
Harper One
Year: 
2011

This book comes from a mature Ram Dass. Thus it is well organized and has a very good Foreword from one of his long-time students, Ramaeshwar Das. By 2011 Ram Dass has become a highly regarded teacher and guru of the path of Bhakti – the Hindu yoga of devotion (or path of the heart) – of the four main paths within Hindu religion.  Read more

Be Here Now

Book Number: 
738
Date Fred Read: 
January 2018
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Ram Dass
Total Pages: 
403
Publisher: 
Lama Foundation
Year: 
1978

Ram Dass, one of America's most beloved spiritual figures, has made his mark on the world giving teachings and promoting loving service, harmonious business practices, and conscious care for the dying. His spirit has been a guiding light for four generations, carrying millions along on the journey, helping free them from their bonds as he has worked his way through his own.  Read more

The 100-year-old Man Who Climbed Out of his Window and Disappeared

Book Number: 
737
Date Fred Read: 
January 2018
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Jonas Jonasson
Total Pages: 
384
Publisher: 
Hyperion
Year: 
2012

Jonas Jonasson was a journalist for many years, became a media consultant and later the founder of a sporting events production company for Swedish television. After selling his company, he moved abroad to work on his first novel. This book (737) was an international bestseller.  Read more

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