Sunday, January 06, 2008

Brainless (The lies and lunacy of Ann Coulter) - Joe Maguire

I expected more from this book, given the subtitle. However I guess a more appropriate title for this book would be The Contradictions and Hypocrisy of Ann Coulter as the author exposes very few lies (and very few new ones that aren't found in Al Frankens book) but does a decent job of showing the numerous places where Ms Coulter contradicts herself or where she judges herself
(or conservatives or republicans) by different standards than Liberals (or democrats). An OK book , could have been much better if it didn't repeat some of the ad hominem attacks or exaggerations that Ms Coulter uses to makes her living.

The Riddle of Scheherazade: And Other Amazing Puzzles - Raymond M. Smullyan

A book of puzzles - some trivial , some old chestnuts and some using coercive logic. Some paradoxes, some meta puzzles in other words a mixed bag. Its quite hard to wrap your mind around some of the coercive logic puzzles and the paradoxes. A decent read but I would have enjoyed it when I was younger.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Any place I hang my hat - Susan Isaacs

My first ChicLit book. too shallow and too pat though good for light reading. Sigh my tastes are too feminine sometimes.