It’s hard to not write about myself when I’m not doing much and am trying not to get cranked up about all the junk in the media. I figure there isn’t a lot of value in my sharing of links to interesting news articles, etc. because everyone already has their own established routine and sources.
One thing that I don’t talk about much is how much I love to read. It is one of the many advantages of not having my head stuck in a television or video game. I read mostly fiction but toss in a few non-fiction books that interest me, with a variety certain to throw off any algorithm trying to make meaningful recommendations. Mostly the non-fiction stuff puts me to sleep. 🙂
For whatever it’s worth, I thought I would share a list of the books that I have read so far this year. I’m kind of proud of the number of books I read, but my purpose is not to brag. Perhaps someone is looking for a way to read more and doesn’t know where to start. Thank goodness for the Kindle and a reasonably stocked library of e-books, since our libraries have been physically closed for nearly 2 months.
Blue Moon – Child
Back Spin – Coben
A Time to Kill – Grisham
The Hunt for Red October – Clancy
Bad Monkey – Hiaasen
One False Move – Coben
Razor Girl – Hiaasen
How Not To Diet – Greger
The Final Detail – Coben
A Very Stable Genius – Rucker
Crooked River – Preston & Child
Skinny Dip – Hiaasen
Patriot Games – Clancy
The Last Odyssey – Rollins
The Boy From The Woods – Coben
The Warsaw Protocol – Berry
The Demon-Haunted World – Sagan
You’ll note a lot of books by the same author. That’s because I’m trying to go back to the beginning of a series and read the books in order. If they are stand-alone books, I want to see the development of the author’s style over time.
Also, know that I read strictly for entertainment, not for content or analysis. Ask me to discuss a book a week or two later and I probably can’t. Sometimes I feel like I could read the same books over and over and remember something new each time.