After abandoning two more books,
- My Family and Other Animals, The Corfu Trilogy Book 1, by Gerald Durrell
- My Jesus Year: A Rabbi’s Son Wanders the Bible Belt in Search of His Own Faith by Benyamin Cohen,
I have decided on a new course of action with my reading. From now on, I’m planning on reading one fiction, one nonfiction at a time, and putting others on wishlist in Overdrive.
To that end, I’ve let go of two others I’ve had out,
- Hell Before Breakfast: America’s First War Correspondents Making History and Headlines, from the Battlefields of the Civil War to the Far Reaches of the Ottoman Empire by Robert H. Patton
- The Moving Target, the first Lew Archer, by Ross Macdonald,
and I’ve removed the holds on eight other books. Some I might put on the wishlist. Others, I might not.
I’m left with focusing on one fiction, Fer-De-Lance, the first Nero Wolfe, by Rex Stout, and one nonfiction, The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Douglas Abrams. I think this way I can focus on the actual reading and not the talking about, and writing about, theoretical reading.
March 2017 in review
Reading: Finished five books to bring total for 2017 to 17. Check this post to see what the five books were, and which was my favorite for the month.
Watching: The Returned. See short review here.
Listening: The big album this past month was Drake’s More Life, which while better than his last one, wasn’t what really caught my ears. Instead, my ears were toward toward three female twenty-something musicians, 28-year-old Welsh singer and producer Kelly Lee Owens on her eponymous debut, 24-year-old Cameroon-born New Yorker Lætitia Tamko’s Vagabon project Infinite Worlds, and 22-year-old Oakland multi-instrumentalist Melina Duterte’s Jay Som project Everybody Works.
Here are all three albums via a playlist in Spotify:
So how was your March? Favorite read, TV show/movie watched, album listened to?