Hey folks, I finally got done with a round of server migrations, so all is back online, running smoothly, and I’m happy to back for the foreseeable future.
I’ll have a longer post coming on Monday, but for now I wanted to check back in and tell you what I’ve been reading:
Watership Down by Richard Adams
It’s been too long, which in this case only means two years. No surprise here, but WD is every bit as beautiful as I remembered. The appearance of Cowslip still gave me the chills, I still love the rabbits’ lore, and General Woundwort remains a great villain.
The Unpersuadables by Will Storr
Interesting look at various elements of pseudoscience. I thought this book would have an anti-religious bias, but, while it is an appeal to reason, it’s not a screed that should be off putting to people of faith. Some of the most interesting stories about mental breakdowns and mishaps in recent memory.
The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution In Our Time by Jonathan Weiner
This book proved to me that there reading about a scientist who observes a few hundred finches on the Galapagos Islands for twenty years is way more fascinating then I ever could have guessed. Also, this book won a Pulitzer.
That’s it for now! Happy to be back.