Currently reading

The Art of Fiction: A Guide for Writers and Readers
Ayn Rand, Tore Boeckmann, Leonard Peikoff
The Name of the Rose
Umberto Eco
Ghostwritten
David Mitchell
To the Lighthouse
Virginia Woolf
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Edward Gibbon, Daniel J. Boorstin, Gian Battista Piranesi, Hans-Friedrich Mueller
Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
Douglas R. Hofstadter
Perfect Wrong Note - Learning to Trust Your Musical Self
William Westney
The Prince
Niccolò Machiavelli
The Varieties of Religious Experience
William James
Twenty Questions: An Introduction to Philosophy
G. Lee Bowie, Robert C. Solomon

The Calcutta Chromosome

The Calcutta Chromosome: A Novel of Fevers, Delirium & Discovery - Amitav Ghosh This plot driven book fell pretty flat with me. The writing wasn't bad, and there were some tense moments, but it felt like a bunch of paper dolls (ironic since some are based on real people) running around with the occasional deus ex machina moment to get them out of a fix. So, I wasn't a fan of the book, but It'd probably make a good movie.