A few days ago I finished off the Roosevelt biography--it was excellent and I plan to write up some key thoughts on what I learned. The last few days I've been listening to Cormac McCarthy's "The Road" and I just completed it tonight walking back from my brother in law's place here in Budapest. I was incredibly moved, impacted and inspired by this bleak book. Its power will wear off in a few days but I rank it as my favorite book of all time. I want to read it again and this is rarely my reaction when I finish one off. An amazing, profound story.