Mondays, I have discovered, are not a good day for me to remember to do something new - I hadn't realized I had missed so many.
Last week was rather slow compared to the previous week. I got short reviews up for Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant by Tony Cliff and Bridge of Birds by Barry Hughart - Mini Review
and posted two environmental news pieces ... Chemical Valley - The New Yorker looks into West Virginia Chemical Spill and The Lake Erie/Niagara River Ice Boom. I have to find time to get back to the Elk River chemical spill - I read that New Yorker piece and it raises some interesting questions, and I also have more information about the coal ash spills/leaks in North Carolina that I want to highlight.
I am still reading Packing for Mars by Mary Roach and Silent Spring by Rachael Carson. I keep getting distracted by shiny new books (oops!) - is book ADHD a thing?
Speaking of shiny new books, these are the books I picked up last week (left to right) ...
- Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science by John Fleischman
- Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant by Tony Cliff
- Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World by Matthew Goodman
- Abominable Science: Origins of the Yeti, Nessie, and other Famous Cryptids by Daniel Loxton and Donald R. Prothero