Here is what I read this week. Some of the articles/posts may require a subscription to read them. As you can see, I managed to read a bunch of books this week, but that ate into article reading time, so my article/post reading was way down this week.
- A Darkness More Than NIght by Michael Connelly. I needed a break from all of the nonfiction I’d been reading so I decided to continue reading some of Michael Connelly’s “Bosch” series of mysteries.
- City of Bones by Michael Connelly.
- Lost Light by Michael Connelly. This is the best of the Bosch books I’ve read so far. Excellent from start to finish.
- Never Panic Early by Fred Haise. I think it is wonderful that more than 50 years after the first moon landing, the astronauts involved in Apollo are still coming out with memoirs about their experience. Fred Haise, who flew on Apollo 13 and who piloted test landings of the space shuttle Enterprise has a delightful memoir in this book.
- Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel. I came across this book in my sister’s Goodread’s list. I enjoyed it, although it is not a particularly original time travel story in the tropes that it uses. It is the characters that make the book interesting. In some ways, I was reminded of Lauren Beukes The Shining Girls, although this book wasn’t a murder mystery.
- The Age of Louis XIV: The Story of Civilization, Volume 8 by Will and Ariel Durant. Sated on fiction, I turned to Will Durant. I’ve read the first 7 volumes of his Story of Civilization (which is my desert island bookshelf) and I’ve been wanting to finish the series.
- The Narrows by Michael Connelly. I started the next book in the Bosch series, but after reading three in a row, I’d had my fill, so I gave up on this one and will return to it eventually.
- The Secrets Ed Koch Carried by Matt Flegenhiemer and Ross Goldensohn (New York Times, 5/8/2022)
- Their restricted action section – The Waiter’s Pad by Mike Dariano (The Waiter’s Pad, 5/9/2022)
- Young Man With a Horn (1950): Bacall Searches for the Spotlight – Melanie Novak by Melanie Novak (Golden Age of Hollywood, 5/11/2022)
Any recommendations for books, articles or posts I should read? Let me know in the comments?
Written on May 13-14, 2022.
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