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In My Mailbox – August

Woohoo! So, I’ve found a lot of books to read lately. I figured I’d share them now since it’ll take me a while to get through them all. The first one actually comes from my bookshelf:

 

The Death and Life of the Great American School System by Diane Ravitch: I’ve had this book for two years now. Originally, it was a textbook for a service-learning¬† class in which we learned about untraditional methods to teach. I honestly only read halfway through it, but now I’m determined to finish it.

 

How We Decide by Jonah Lehrer: I found this book through recommendations on Goodreads and thought I’d give it a shot. The most I know is that it has something to do with psychology, and so maybe it’ll be a good one. I’m interested in reading about motivations for decisions.¬† This nearby library actually had this book and it’s on my to-read shelf, so it’s a win-win for me.

 

Why Smart People do Dumb Things by Mortimer Feinbery and John J. Tarrant: I also found this book in my university’s library and decided to pick it up. The title seemed really funny, so hey, why not? I don’t read many business books, but changing my usual subject interest might be a good thing.

 

 

The Alchemyst by Michael Scott: My little sister actually said this book was a good one. I’m about a third through it rightnow, and I’m toting it back and forth to work. The scenes include lots of action and comedy at the same time. The author has a very witty style that absolutely enjoyable.