Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Cal's Summer Reading

I started the summer reading Eating Animals by Jonathan Safron Foer. In this non-fiction book, Foer goes on a three year journey to decide whether or not to feed his newborn son animals, or raise him vegetarian. The book looks over just about everything about eating meat. The health aspects, environmental impact, ethics, etc... I was completely blown away by the massive amount of research that went into this book. My favorite was when Foer broke into a factory farm late at night and gave an account of the state of the animals. What really surprised me was that this book has totally changed my diet. It has practically made me a vegetarian (I will still eat meat if its grass fed...). Super cool book, check it out!

Currently I'm reading the Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan. Although there are completely different characters and a different setting, it is very similar to the Lightning Thief and the Percy Jackson Series. Anyone who is a fan of the Lightning Thief books will be a fan of the Red Pyramid.

I am also reading Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation by Joseph J. Ellis. It is a non-fiction book about our nation's founding fathers. Full of really cool lesser known information and stories on these very interesting men. I just read the detailed account of the Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton duel. Really cool!

Over vacation this summer I am planning on reading the very popular Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Also, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey.

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