I don’t have too much to write about today, but I like checking in with my reading weekly. I finished A Short History of Progress, by Ronald Wright, midweek. It is an excellent but heavy book. Wright takes you a giant step back from your own life and gives you a perspective on the growth and collapse of human civilizations, making a compelling case for doing something about sustainability now. After that it was definitely time for some fiction, and I am now well into On Borrowed Wings, by Chandra Prasad. I am really enjoying it; it is a unique and well-written story about a girl in the 1930s who masquerades as a boy in order to take her deceased brother’s place at Yale. After this I suspect I will continue with fiction or light non-fiction for awhile. I can’t take too much heavy non-fiction at once!
I find it interesting that ever since my post two weeks ago where I gave myself permission to not review every book I read, I have actually felt inspired to write individual reviews for the books I have finished. One explanation may be that I am less busy right now. I also have gotten a new spurt of energy for blogging (perhaps as a consequence of being less busy). In any case, I am reminding myself now of that permission to make sure I don’t ever start feeling obligated to write reviews!
Have a good Monday everyone!