Originally Posted by Stormy
Machiavelli also wrote his own treatise on - The Art of War, which is what I'm currently reading. Voltaire alluded to it as the greatest manifesto on the protocols of warfare in the history of western literature.
I did not know that (he said in his best Johnny Carson voice). Thanks.
I read more in the summer. Lots of evenings on the patio with my feet propped up reading till dark (and straining my eyes to get those last few pages read in the twilight).
I also hit a spell Jan.-Feb. where I read a lot. The fall and spring are very busy in the Tucker household.
Back a few for Rosie... I really did enjoy Bel Canto and Life of Pi. I think I read them back to back early last summer.
Bel Canto in particular struck a note with me. I never had any music training when I was young but have taken up the piano the last couple years and have gotten great satisfaction from it.
Life of Pi would make an intriguing movie (for some reason the Tom Hanks flick Cast Away comes to mind). Thinking about it a bit, there really isn't much direct interaction between Pi and the tiger. He figures that mostly if he provides enough fish/etc. to it, it will leave him alone. I'll watch for it.