Monday, September 25

Bah!

Awaken, Book-Loopers! I will shoulder some of the blame for the recent silence - The Plot Against America was more like The Plot Against Midnight, as every subsequent page brought me closer to sleepy time. I'm still toting the volume with me, but only for the nebulous purpose of returning it "when I get close to the library," a strategy that has already once led me to renew my three-week loan. I'm currently waist-deep in Operation Yao Ming for journalistic researc purposes, and after that, I think I'm going to explore the newest Michael Lewis work, The Blind Side, about the changing of the NFL under Lawrence Taylor (or something like that). That's right: it's sports book month here on the loop!

2 comments:

LTS said...

Oh, I can offer three baseball books ranging from "pretty darn good" to "I've been waiting my whole life for this book."

In increasing order of GFL ("goodness for Louis"):

1) Saving the Pitcher by Will Carrol -- because I've always been interested in what pitchers do;

2) The Physics of Baseball (3rd ed.) by Robert K. Adair -- because I've always been interested in what pitchers and hitters do;

3) Baseball Hacks by Joseph Adler -- because I've always been interested in what all the geeky sabermetricians do (and have never been technically savvy enough to do it myself).

Anyway, I have enjoyed or am currently enjoying all three of these sports-related titles.

I hope to have a real Book-Loop post sometime soon, though.

Bryan said...

To get the Amazon.com Super Saver Shipping, I bought Pro Football Reference yesterday with The Blind Side for $27 total - the same it would have cost me to buy merely the latter at Barnes and Noble.