📚 Reading category
📚 Finished reading: First Love, by Joyce Carol Oats. What a precisely rendered master crafted gut punch. Loved it.
📚 Started reading: First Love, by Joyce Carol Oats.
📚 Finished reading: The Mythical Man-Month, by Frederick P. Brooks Jr. I liked the insights into managing software, and the time traveling to the computing industry circa 1975–1995. Took me 1 month and 6 days.
📚 Finished reading: Classic Tales of Horror (Arcturus Classics) by Edgar Allan Poe. Took me a bit to sink into the language, but once I did I really enjoyed this. Nice to read the big stories again as an adult, and I sometimes enjoyed the deep cuts.
📚 Listened to the short story I Was A Teenage Space Jockey by Stephen Graham Jones on the Levar Burton Reads podcast. Effecting, intense, and full of texture.
📚 Started reading: The Mythical Man-Month, by Frederick P. Brooks Jr. I never read this often-discussed collection of essays on computer programming management. Excited to dive in. I had it on my reading list before Frederick Brooks’ passing, but death has a way of re-arranging priorities.
📚 Finished reading: The Number Ones by Tom Breihan. I don’t respond to top 40 music in any era, but the stories are almost always fun and interesting, and the history of popular musical taste is fascinating. Tom Beihan writes so you can hear.
📚 I’m #reading a collection of Edgar Allan Poe stories. Its enjoyable, but I’m also finding it hard to focus enough to follow the language all the time. It’s like only getting TV reception every other minute.
I’m reading a Murakami story collection in an art gallery. Someone stops, mentions they read it, too. They move on, then come back.
I didn’t get the one with the ghost. I try to relate, but confuse it with a different story.
Maybe you haven’t read that one yet. Maybe I haven’t. It’s hard to hear through the masks. I say I have been letting the stories wash over me, feeling dumb. They are eager to leave. It all feels like a Murakami story.
📚 Read the short story The Case for and Against Love Potions by Imbolo Mbue.