This week I'm going to begin reading To End All Wars, a book about World War I by Adam Hochschild. I decided to get this book after reading a review of it by Christopher Hitchens in the New York Times. However, I've been interested in books about this period, 1914-1918, ever since 9th grade English when I read Dalton Trumbo's Johnny Got His Gun. Hochschild's book looks like it will be very interesting.
An interesting and informative read that I recently wrapped-up is A Bitter Pill: How the Medical System is Failing the Elderly by Dr. John Sloan. Sloan, a Canadian, spent many years of practice caring for frail elderly. His insights and advise on caring for and living with the "old-old" are spot on. I highly recommend this book if you are caring for elderly folks - or are planning to become one yourself someday.
Finally, to provide relief from the topics of war and aging, I plan to return to reading about the California surfer scene with Don Winslow's sequel to Dawn Patrol, The Gentlemen's Hour featuring former cop, and now private-eye, Boone Daniels. I greatly enjoyed Dawn Patrol and am excited about this new book.
All this reading - and Brewers baseball to watch, too!