Currently Reading: Daniel Dennett and JK Rowling

So… could you get any two different books?

I have finished The Archivist. Loved it. Amazing book. Go out and try to find it. But I did spend a bit of time choosing the next reads. At first I thought I’d pick back up The Drummer was the First to Die, then DNFd it again. Then I found a hard back copy of Sam Harris’s book The End of Faith, but ugh… good book, intelligent and thoughtful writing, but I just wasn’t ready for the polemic and aggressive nature of the argument. Maybe later.

So I chose to go with JK Rowling’s first non YA book, published in 2012, The Casual Vacancy. Very good writing also but I’m first finishing Breaking the Spell by Daniel Dennett. It’s an examination of religion as a Natural Phenomenon. Dennett is a philosopher and one of the Four Horsemen of the so-called New Atheist Movement. I’m looking forward to his thoughts and ideas.

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So… Tell me what you’re reading these days? Have you read this book or the author? How about any Literary Historical Fiction? Let me know in the comments.

-mike

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