My schedule includes much less reading time than I would like. And it seems when I’m doing housework or walking the dog, I prefer non-fiction podcasts to audio books. I’m a podcast junkie, actually. These are just the staples:
I’ve joked that everything I know I learned from podcasts. That’s not true. There is also everything I’ve learned, and have yet to learn from books.
I’ve tried to keep track of what I’ve read for reference purposes. But I’ve lost notebooks. Lost momentum.
So here is yet another attempt, to complement the Digressions & Marginalia category here on the blog.
Beginning in October, 2016:
The embarrassing, the pretentious, and the distracting:
[In progress this year: A Year with Rilke. Translated and edited by Joanna Macy & Anita Barrows]
Nutshell. Ian McEwan (fiction)
Hillbilly Elegy. J.D. Vance (memoir)
Find a Way. Diana Nyad (memoir)
Hold Your Own. Kate Tempest (poetry)
Listening to the Light. Jim Pym (spirituality)
Einstein on the the b Kafka on the Shore. Haruki Murakami (novel)
Poetry as Survival. Gregory Orr (poetry theory)
Status Anxiety. Alain de Botton (non-fiction, pop-phil)
Louder Than Everything You Love. Nicole Rollender (poetry)
The Gut. Giulia Enders (non-fiction)
Aftershock. Robert Reich (non-fiction)