erev pesach reading

estimated 2 min read

It shouldn’t surprise me or anyone how much reading I have accomplished in the two weeks erev pesach. May you have a ?? ??? ???? — a Happy & Kosher Holiday! For the rest of you, may you have a happy and healthy upcoming eight days. :)

I completed a few books, but not as many as I wish, but I find the ereader has increased my available reading time, and that is a very good thing. My biggest accomplishment has been to give librarything some money so that I can enter our entire library into a nice database. E and I have been meaning to write the software to do this for the past five years. I have been a member of librarything since 2006. Since I don’t see us getting the time to write the software for our library since we still need to renovate the space, this made sense to me. I’ll add books as I can, this will be a long process, so please be patient (and expect that the craft books will be entered in total first.)

I hope to stay awake long enough over pesach to get some good reading in. With luck I might even be able to write a proper fifty word review! Exactly what books those will be I’ll wait to see, but following are a few I finished in the past few weeks:

Outliers Outliers
by Malcolm Gladwell
My rating: 1 star for book review1 star for book review1 star for book review1 star for book reviewno star for book review

Nothing exactly new and earth shattering, but it was something I needed to read right now. Lolly has a nice review posted at goodreads.

The Dragonriders of Pern (Books 1-3) The Dragonriders of Pern
by Anne McCaffrey
My rating: 1 star for book review1 star for book review1 star for book review1 star for book review1 star for book review

Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work
by Matthew B. Crawford
My rating: 1 star for book review1 star for book review1 star for book reviewno star for book reviewno star for book review

I have quite a bit I can write on Crawford’s work and my own thoughts as a knowledge worker who also likes to work on tangible things and fix machines when they is broke instead of debugging a piece of software and guessing at what’s wrong due to extreme complexity. However those words will need some time to stew around my brain before I can let them out.

The Empress of Mars The Empress of Mars
by Kage Baker
My rating: 1 star for book review1 star for book review1 star for book reviewno star for book reviewno star for book review

My first foray into Baker’s writing, and her Company novels, as a tribute to her life. I found it difficult to get into (what the heck was this about?) but once I sat to read without interruption I found I enjoyed the odd ride.