*Problem Identified and You’re Probably Not Part of the Solution Scott Adams
Stephen King Goes to the Movies Stephen King
The Dumbest Generation Mark Baurlein
*The Storm in the Barn Matt Phelan
+Frankenstein Mary Shelley
Cliffs Notes on Shelley’s Frankenstein Jeff Coghill
Stuff Christians Like Jonathan Acuff
* = denotes book of comic strips or graphic novel
+ = denotes a work previously read
# = denotes a play
I found The Dumbest Generation to be highly informative. It provides the best statistical and data available illustrating that children’s increased use of the Internet, cell phones, etc. are actually causing the majority of the youth in America to become less intelligent.
I started re-reading Frankenstein two years ago when I was teaching it. I never finished re-reading the last chapter until now.
Stuff Christians Like is both funny and thought-provoking. It laughs about things contemporary Christians tend to do, while at the same time using satire to raise important issues.
Movies Watched for the First Time
Who Done It?
The Other Guys
Who Done It? is another Abbot and Costello picture. I remember seeing part of it years ago on tv. It’s a funny murder-mystery story.
The Other Guys is Will Ferrell’s best movie in years and is hilarious. Ferrell doesn’t get to do the typical things he usually does and is more restrained. Mark Wahlberg is actually the funny man in the pic with Ferrell being the straight man.
Astro Boy was an enjoyable animated feature. It didn’t have a message or moral, but was just a colorful piece of high-tech animated fluff.