Here is what I read this week. Some of the articles/posts may require a subscription to read them. I also share my recommended reads on Pocket for anyone who wants to follow along there.
- John le Carré: The Biography by Adam Sisman. I’ve only read a few le Carré novels, and his memoir, but he seems like a fascinating person and this biopgraphy confirmed that. It is also always interesting to me to see the evolution of a writer from a nobody to a celebrity.
- The Hawk’s Way: Encounters with Fierce Beauty by Sy Montegomery. I enjoyed Sy Montegomery’s book on the octopus and this short book on falconry was almost as enjoyable.
- All The President’s Men by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward. I have two reasons for reading this book: one is because I recently read Carl Bernstein’s memoir, and the other is that I have a vague idea for a story involving an investigative journalist and so this book could be considered research.
- A Darkness More Than Night by Michael Connelly. I was looking for a change of pace, and in particular, something set in L.A. I’ve already read the first 8 of Michael Connelly books, so I settled on another Bosch novel for the weekend.
- In Memory Yet Green: The Autobiography of Isaac Asimov, 1920-1954 by Isaac Asimov. I’m taking my time with this book, which I started last week, luxuriating in it, since it is the first time I’ve read it in a dozen years.
- Neil Gaiman: ‘Whatever I loved about Enid Blyton isn’t there when I go back as an adult’ by Neil Gaiman (The Guardian, 4/29/2022)
- Breadmaking Fail – Melanie Novak by Melanie Novak (blog, 5/1/2022)
- Design = Action by Mike Dariano (The Waiter’s Pad, 5/3/2022)
- Roe v. Wade May Be Overturned, a Leaked Draft of Supreme Court Opinion Indicates by Jess Bravin and Brent Kendall (Wall Street Journal, 5/3/2022)
- Home Buyers Rushed In as Mortgage Rates Rose, Boosting Housing Prices Across U.S. by Nicole Friedman (Wall Street Journal, 5/3/2022)
- Leaked draft Supreme Court opinion would strike down Roe v. Wade by Robert Barnes and Mike DeBonia (Washington Post, 5/3/2022)
- In a Lonely Place (1950): The Best Bogart Film You’ve Never Heard Of – Melanie Novak by Melanie Novak (Golden Age of Hollywood, 5/4/2022)
- Database Plugins and More New Themes by Christopher Grieser (Obsidian Roundup, 5/7/2022)
Any recommendations for books, articles or posts I should read? Let me know in the comments?
Written on May 07, 2022.
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