It seems that 2017 has been the year of reading, although I read only two books the later half of February, and one of those was an extremely short, and easy read. It has struck me that although I have read more than in the recent past, my inclination to write about what I am reading, to review something and make a statement about whether it is I good or not, or even to propose an argument over why it mattered to me, seems superfluous, a waste of time. That doesn't mean I shouldn't share things that touch my life or thoughts, but in this I've been remiss. Obviously I'm still sorting out meanings and motives and directions. In fact, I seem to have entered the time of sorting, on multiple levels at that.
So here, in yet another collage that has nothing to do with the order read, are the books I read in February, perhaps accompanied by a note or a link:
Books I read and gave away:
Why Kids Lie by Paul Ekman. Started years ago and stopped because I was bored to tears. Started again just to clear out the stacks. Some good points, but still boring.
Einstein: His Life and Universe, by Walter Isaacson. Actually excellent and I enjoyed it. But I won't read it again or probably refer back to it. With two major biographies in two months, my biographical tolerances have hit the ceiling.
Joining God, Remaking Church, Changing the World by Alan Roxburgh.
A Book I Disliked:
The Wonder by Emma Donohue.
Books that are (still) on my shelves:
The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes
And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer by Fredrik Backman. Short, probably simplistic, but it captures something that reminds me of George, Stella in her wanderings through dementia, and others I've had the privilege to know.
Rules of Civility by Amor Towles. Although I am embarrassed, I will admit that it took me half the novel to realize that my vague feelings of familiarity with this novel were indeed because I had read it before. Enjoyable, but apparently forgettable.
The Color of Lightening by Paulette Jiles.
Lost in Translation by Nicole Mones.