Trekking somewhere cool? Make it cooler by reading a book before you go or bring one for the ride. Say you are going to Las Vegas — a truly vile place by all but Roman standards — what can be done with it? Check the Library and see what pops up…
- If you’ve seen the movie, feel free to blow by Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: a Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream by Hunter S. Thompson (PN4874.T444 A3 1998) but do check out some of his other stuff: genius, as in does Kerouac better than Jack.
- However, if you are into smart emo stuff at least scope out the contents, intro, and conclusion to The Postmodern Urban Condition by Michael J. Dear (HT384.U52 L674 2000).
- Social justice your thing? Try Storming Caesars Palace: How Black Mothers Fought Their Own War on Poverty by Annelise Orleck (HV99.L37 O75 2005).
- Suppose you are a compu-geek of some sort, why not check out The Theory of Gambling and Statistical Logic by Richard A. Epstein (QA271 .E67 1995)?
- If business is your business and thus personal, then Jeff Burbank’s License to Steal: Nevada’s Gaming Control System in the Megaresort Era (HV6721.L3 B87 2000) is the place to find insider nuggets.