erev pesach reading
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:
by Malcolm Gladwell
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
by Anne McCaffrey
Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work
by Matthew B. Crawford
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
by Kage Baker
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.