One side effect of spending so much time feeding the babe is my reading has increased.
SuperFreakonomics is just OK, although it's an interesting gee-whiz kind of read. I've heard a lot of the stories before.
Interesting tidbits: 1) The infamous Kitty Genovese case in New York City, where a crowd of people ignored a woman's cries for help as she was murdered, had probably been greatly exaggerated. The initial attack happened at 3:30 am and was over quickly. Moreover, people had called for help. Genovese had walked away from the first and it was likely that both police and witnesses didn't realize she was in more danger.
2) A bank employee, who developed an algorithm to identify potential terrorists, discovered that one characteristic of terrorists is that they don't buy life insurance. Which I guess isn't surprising.
Loving Frank is novel from the perspective of Frank Lloyd Wright's second wife. I'm generally not a big fan of reading about adultery, as I get irritated with people making stupid decisions -- oftentimes stupid decisions that initially seem innocent. But the book is another entertaining read, and, since it's fictionalized, it doesn't seem real, even though the story is based on the architect's real-life affair.
I'm getting to read more to the 7-year-old as well. Of course, I couch it as "reading to the baby" as the 7-year-old is my one child who doesn't like to be read to -- or at least likes to pretend he doesn't like to be read to.
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