Here’s what I’m reading now

I post lists of possible reading choices fairly regularly. Thought you’d like to know what’s at the top of my “to read” stack as of a few days ago and how the list has already changed since then.

The first three are for book clubs meeting between December 4th and 11th. The first is a discussion on December 4th at the Irish Arts Center of Dan Sheehan’s “Restless Souls.”

A private book club will discuss “Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen” by Christopher MacDougal on December 7th.  [Have now started this book. It’s about a world I don’t know so it will be easy to have finished before the meeting.]

NYC Fantasy and Sci-Fi Book Club (thru Meet-Up) talking about “Too Many Magicians” by Randall Garrett on Tuesday, December 11th.  [Unfortunately, I have a conflict that night but still intend the read this.]

Only read the first 20 pages of “Cowed: The Hidden Impact of 93 Million Cows on America’s Health, Economy, Politics, Culture, and Environment” by and Gail Boyer Hayes before I bought it — 21 days from the library too short. Lots of info. So that book has been put aside for further reading when I’m not as pressed.

There are two library books that have long waiting lists if I don’t complete them before they’re due. The first is John Grisham ‘s latest “The Reckoning” [which I suggest you skip. Posted a minor but unhappy review on GoodReads. Why not read “Kingdom of the Blind,” the latest by Louise Penny instead? Her books are uniformly wonderful.]

The other library book with a long waiting list (this IS NYC) is “Ruth Bader Ginsburg” by . This is a hefty tome so I doubt it will be possible to complete before it’s due. I should have time to determine if I want to own it.

[I’ve read several short tour guides about visiting Iceland and had forgotten that I have a hard copy from the library of William Goldman’s “Adventures in the Screen Trade” so the two new cookbooks will have to wait. Have also been distracted by my online news reading which can eat up enormous quantities of time. Always more to read.]



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