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Thoughts on books, often interpreted through the high-brow prism of cartoon (read: Archer) references. Wait! I had something for this...

Currently reading

The Sketchnote Handbook: The Illustrated Guide to Visual Notetaking
Mike Rohde
The Antidote
Oliver Burkeman
The Kind Worth Killing
Peter Swanson
Data Points: Visualization That Means Something
Nathan Yau
James Buchanan
Jean H. Baker, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.

Reading progress update: I've read 111 out of 286 pages.

The Avenger Takes His Place: Andrew Johnson and the 45 Days That Changed the Nation - Howard Means

I have to admit, I misjudged this one. After a painfully slow first chapter and change, Means has actually found a flare for the dramatic! Of the pulpit smack talk that ensued after Lincoln's assasination, leaving Johnson to deal out justice to the South:

The lamb was gone. The lion was waiting. And God's hand was in it all.

Also, he uses words like mollycoddling. Who wouldn't swoon?