- Listening to:
- Pietro Castrucci, concerto grossi in D, Op. 3/12. Castrucci is
a Baroque Italian composer (dates 1679-1752).
I suppose it's pretty obvious by now that I spend a fair bit of time
in this log on my book reviews. It's quite a fun activity, and I like
having my reactions to what I've read available in text. Even if
no-one else ever reads them, I know I will refer to them in the
future. Book reviewing is also popular elsewhere on the web. Here
are some book review links that I think are worthwhile.
- First, a cautionary
tale about the
Yahoo directory of book review sites.
- Traditional media: the New York Review of
Books; has a good search engine. Often interesting
political articles, as well as reviews of art exhibitions.
- Danny Yee's
reviews: over 500 reviews of a whole slew of books. Tends
to have a slightly scientific bias, but there's nothing wrong
with that. Occasionally reviews very technical books (in
history and science) that it's hard to imagine ever wanting to
- By way of contrast the GoodReports
has precious little science, but nice reviews generally.