It’s such a cop out of a post, I know, but of the many that are currently in draft form, I’m not quite ready to push any of them out into the world *quite* yet. Instead, here’s a recap as to what’s on my reading list:
Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Josh Foer (yuppers, he’s related to *that* Jonathan Foer) – still hasn’t improved my memory by much, but maybe that’s because I’m a quarter through it.
Abominable by Dan Simmons – a good merging of my predilection for historical fiction and arctic exploration.
Drink This: Wine Made Simple by Dara Moskowitz – local author, favorite subject. Just hoping that it’s insightful and provides something new to the experience.
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates – need to get to it before it’s not timely anymore.
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent – historical fiction account of the final use of capital punishment, that of Agnes Magnusdottir, in the 18th century. Recommended.
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr – lovely, worth all the praise it has received. Recommended.
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt – not as good as the above, but fine. Broad overtones of Dickens’ “Great Expectations”, Russell Bank’s “Rule of the Bone” and most other angsty coming-of-age-orphaned teen books. Recommended with that caveat.
Higher ed redesign update coming soon, as well as a host of other things in the works =] In the meantime, what are you reading that deserves sharing?