Category: 50 Book Challenge

  • Guns, Germs, and Steel Part 3

    Guns, Germs, and Steel Part 3

    This book has taken longer than anticipated to complete. You can catch up with my thoughts on Parts 1 and Parts 2 here. In this post we finally get to the germs, aka infectious disease. It’s worth, noting that the hunter gatherer communities were far less affected by mass scale infectious disease. Why did the…

  • Guns, Germs, and Steel Part 2

    Guns, Germs, and Steel Part 2

    If you haven’t read Part One yet, pause here and click this link to retrace and catch up on the beginning of the book. Chapter 4 begins a new section of the book, telling the story of how food production, which is the transition from Hunter, gatherer status to agriculture, shaped the success of developing…

  • As A Man Thinketh by James Allen

    As A Man Thinketh by James Allen

    This book wasn’t intended to be on my list of books for my 50 book challenge, but I couldn’t wait to dive in when it arrived in the mail. You can order your copy here if you want to read before comparing notes with me. I’ll get to Part 2 of Guns, Germs, and Steel…

  • Guns, Germs, and Steel Part 1

    Guns, Germs, and Steel Part 1

    You made it to the starting line! That’s the most important step. Nothing else happens until you show up. Way to go! Here’s the link to buy your copy of the first book: Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fate of Human Societies, by Jared Diamond [Paperback Link – Kindle Link – Audible Link]. If you…

  • 50 Book Project FAQ

    I’ve begun my 50 book project, and I’m glad you’re jumping in with me. You might have a few questions so I’ve posted an FAQ below to help you sort through the basics.