I managed to spark the reading passion once again. First, in January I just picked up the copy of William Gibson’s Agency that had been sitting unread on my bookshelf for months, and started reading. Second, I gave in and began reading books in the Amazon Kindle app on my iPhone. Don’t know what it is, but for some reason that used to feel tawdry. But the best book to read now is the one immediately at hand.
In any event, for recording purposes, here’s the year’s tally so far, in no particular order
- Agency, William Gibson
- All Tommorow’s Parties, William Gibson
- Soccernomics, Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski
- The Collapsing Empire, John Scalzi
- Essentialism, Greg McKeown
- Working Backwards, Colin Bryar and Bill Carr
- Stories of Your Life and Others, Ted Chiang
I don’t have a particular urge to start doing reviews, but all were enjoyable. Essentialism was a little fluffy, but I align with its sentiments.
In the meantime, there’s a nice stack of physical books in the backlog, not to mention a healthy lineup of ebooks ready for the Kindle app. We’ll see how long this holds and how many I knock out in 2021.