Things I read while I drank coffee this morning (8.22)

Audi A4, Kia Sorento, Lexus RX 350, Subaru Legacy, Toyota Highlander, Volvo XC90, Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sequoia and Mercedes-Benz GL scored an overall death rate of zero for the years examined by the study.

Safer cars: 9 models had zero deaths in study

A closer look at an Olympic-quality bow

“But a study by health economists at Harvard, M.I.T., Columbia and the University of Chicago showed that heart attack survival gains from patients selecting better hospitals were half as large as those from breakthrough technologies.”

Penny Auctions - How to sell a $180 tablet for $7,264

Heraldry of German States

How Pittsburgh Birthed the Age of the Self-Driving Car

The Books That Shaped America

I am venturing into a new project, and I am going to use this space to keep up with it. I found a great list of books - some of which I have read, others I have not - that “helped shape America.” I think this list appealed to me because of the breadth of types of books on it. At first glance, I saw everything from poetry (Leaves of Grass - Whitman) to classic Sci-Fi (Dune- Herbert) and tons of classics stuck in the middle that I have wanted to read for awhile.

So I have decided to take this list and cram it into my “To Read” list on Wunderlist and roll a random 1-65 dice (via to see what book I get from the list and then read it in its entirety and report back here when I am done with each read. I don’t know if I will write full reviews on the books or just my interpretation of and why it probably did or did not shape the America of today in any way. We shall see what I come up with.

So onto book one:

which has determined (no Whammys, no Whammys) my first read to be:

“The Sun Also Rises” by Ernest Hemmingway it is.

Stay Tuned.