Thursday, September 10, 2009

Booking Through Thursday (September 10, 2009)

Booking Through Thursday
is a weekly event that poses a new book-related each week. Here is this week's question:

What’s the most informative book you’ve read recently?

I'd probably have to go with The Link by Colin Tudge, at least if we're going at the question from a purely fact-based knowledge tilt. I certainly learned a great deal about evolution and all the global changes that affect it. Though not the most scientifically rigorous book, for someone without a scientific background (like me!), the book was perfect.

But, on the other hand, I always feel that I learn an enormous amount from great works of fiction, even if it is harder to put my finger on exactly what I learned. Every one of my favorite books has changed me in some way. I do think I would be a different person, if only slightly different, had I never read certain book.

In other words, I think it's hard to say!


  1. I would say, recently, my pick is The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman, a true story of two Polish zookeepers who hid Jews in their zoo. Fascinating story.

    Full story is at


  2. I have to choose Max Lucado's book "Fearless:" This book gave me a lot of insight into the subject of anxiety. I have the review at this link.

  3. I have a better link. Excuse me, I'm having linking problems.