nancy sutton wrote:To whomever suggested the book about Kiva and microlending... they might want to also check out this critique of Grameen, et al.. and check out the related idea of 'ROSCA' at Wiki.
Judith Browning wrote:I'm a few hundred pages into my winter books....'the Wise Man's Fear' (second book in the Kingkiller Chronicles) by Patrick Rothfuss and 'Infinite Jest' by David Foster Wallace...both 1000 pagers and both excellent reads so far.....
nancy sutton wrote:Books I've enjoyed most in the last year, to the point that I actually bought copies after listening to the library audio's:) were 'The Third Plate' by Dan Barber, and Michael Pollan's 'Cooking'.
My very favorite book is 'A Paradise Built in Hell'.... for hope in these dire times
And David Graeber's 'Debt: The First 5,000 Years'... a long slog, so I read the beginning and the end... well worth it Another excellent, and easy , book on $$ is 'The Future of Money' by Bernard Lietaer.
Chris Kott wrote:The whole Dresden Files series is a good one, and the audiobooks, all except 13, are narrated by James Marsters, who does an incredible job. If you want really good urban fantasy, this is your series. The series is a little slow until the third book, but otherwise fantastic.
Chris Kott wrote:
Near the end of the 20th century, the island of Nantucket and a World War I era Coast Guard sailing ship are thrown back into the bronze age, and have to use the largely useless remains of their previous world and all their accumulated knowledge, first merely to survive, and then to rebuild some semblance of modern civilisation.
The books are Island in the Sea of Time, Against the Tide of Years, and On the Oceans of Eternity.
Dave Burton wrote:Right now, I am currently reading The Clan of The Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel which is part of the Earth's Children Series. It is a series of speculative historical fiction novels based in prehistoric times. The first one in the series is The Clan of The Cave Bear, and it was written in 1980. I was surprised when my mom told me that she read the book some time ago, but I guess I shouldn't be that surprised because she was a biochemistry major- as I plan to be, too- and just being family, there are going to some shared interests. I really enjoy novels that teach, have good research, and are interesting without sounding like a lecture. This novel seems to have all those qualities, so I'll be have fun reading it! I am already! I'm on page 40, and it's really good.