Monday, July 7, 2008

The internet is boring

Today I'm baby sitting long running processes. It's not really that mentally engaging and normally I'll bring in a book when I have to do something like this because I can only take so much of the internet. I've got several good ones queued up at home- HG Wells' Outine of History, a couple of biographies on the founding fathers and an older Christian law journal with an excellent speech by John Adams in the 1840's (?) on the Constitution.

I'd really like to get a hold of a book called How Christianity Changed the World. This book analysis the differences between modern society and the ancient, greco-roman society that prevailed in the time of Chirst and attempts to explain how Christianity got us to where we are. I've read some excerpts and what I read was great. I love taking landscape looks at human history and then delving into details.

I've also wanted to read The Secret History of the Mongols for some time, but the times we've looked for it we haven't found it. It's the only historical document produced by the Mongolian empire and chronicles their rise under Genghis Khan. There's also an indie flick out called Mongol which looks freaking awesome!


Lastly, I noticed that my pastor has a book on the history of race relations in KC. That would be a fascinating read as well.



Ah, this process just wrapped up. That's enough thinking about what I'd "like" to read of have "almost" read.

5 comments:

J B Paul said...

You blogged!!!!!! Wow. I'm impressed that you blogged.

The Irascible Neufonzola said...

A movie called "Mongol" might end up a bit on the boring side. Given the vast steppes and uninhabited regions they passed through in Central Asia, I imagine most of the movie would be a long horse ride, punctuated by the occasional ghastly downing of fermented mare's milk.

Think I'm kidding? Sadly, no:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kumis

The Angry Coder said...

Wow!!! that sounds disgusting!!!. But then, the Mongols environment forged them into an enormously hardened people. This is not actually the worst thing they ate. The soldiers would carry an oat mix of some type and, on those long rides, they'd let some of their horses blood into a bag with the mix to make a gruel. Mmmmmmm! Mongolian bbq sauce?

Percussivity said...

ick

The Unabashed Blogger said...

Is this the angry coder? or someone else using his log in? Oh wait, I picked up a lot of sarcaasm in a very few amount of words. It's him...