Introduction

Introduction

This section used to be just about books. I’m changing things up a bit though. While I love books, there are so many other ways to expand one’s horizons. The new addition to this section is “Local Geology.” Like everything else on this website, it is always evolving.

The book pages will remain in the same format, first my rationale for liking the book, then the book information.

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November 2012

Do you consider yourself an introvert, shy, quiet, or reserved? Do you hate small talk? Do you ever leave a party for a breath of fresh air because you just can’t take it any more? Do you feel like there is something wrong with these traits, like you should learn to be more gregarious? If so, this book is for you. The book is written for the general public, but the author refers to a lot of research, old and new, on personality traits. Reading this book has been strange for me, because it feels like the author was writing with ME in mind. A lot of things that I considered quirks of my personality are presented as characteristic of “sensitive” people, a new personality category. I’m not quite done with it yet, but the book has been very enlightening.

*Cain, S. (2012). Quiet: The power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking. New York: Crown Publishers.

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My Summer 2011 Reading List
**Note: These aren’t necessarily among my favorites, but are what I’ve read or am in the middle of reading this summer.

Stoker, B. (1897). Dracula. Archibald Constable and Co.
Goldacre, B. (2008). Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks. New York: Farber and Farber, Inc.
Wagner, E. J. (2006)The Science of Sherlock Holmes: From Baskerville Hall to the Valley of Fear, the Real Forensics Behind the Great Detective’s Great Cases. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Hardy, T. (1887). The Woodlanders. New York: Macmillan and Co.