August 18, 2014
I'm interested in finding a book club with like- & not-so-like-minded individuals to introduce me to new books and discuss ones I may not have naturally gravitated towards.
I'm not sure I can adequately answer this question. It's a fine enough question for a dating profile, not so great when it comes to discussing books with a book club. I naturally enjoy books on economics & policy making; history or nearly all varieties & some biographies. I'll avoid most genre fiction, but epic fantasy series & Star Wars novels still hold a dear place in my literary heart. If I were to describe books that changed my perception of the world, it would have to be The Stranger, by Camus & Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, as cliche as they both sound. I read them in high school & they were the two that helped me most understand how to think for myself. Sartre's essay, Existentialism as a Humanism was a fundamental work in my personal philosophical development. From Beirut to Jersusalem & Balkan Ghosts were some of my most enjoyable reads on foreign history & I celebrate nearly all of Michael Lewis' works on business & economics. Currently reading Keynes Hayek.
Building systems designer. Book nerd. Kickballer.