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Here’s what I’ve been reading
The Rosie Project, Graeme Simsion
Believe the buzz: this completely charming Australian novel is fast, fun, and smart, with an outrageous plot and groundbreaking characters. I listened to the audiobook version, which I highly recommend. (Two words: Australian narrator. Plus, since I was using my Audible free trial, I got to bypass the 78-readers-long library waiting list.)
The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap, Wendy Welch
This one came highly recommended since I talked crazy about opening a bookstore. As a memoir, it’s only okay–but I was so interested in the bookstore I didn’t mind.
I’m a little obsessed with deliberate practice and the 10,000 hour rule, but Epstein tells us the rest of that story in this fascinating book. I was hoping it would be a little more readable–its tone is very textbook-like, at times–but it’s worth reading for anyone interested in elite sports, nature vs. nurture, or a more nuanced look at the 10,000 hour rule.
Stitches, Anne Lamott
I didn’t dog-ear this one to death like I did Help, Thanks, Wow. Despite that, I loved Lamott’s central metaphor about stitches and repair, and I used half a box of Kleenex.
Dragons Love Tacos, Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri
This is our family’s favorite picture book at the moment. It’s full of zany, ridiculous fun–and tacos.
What have you been reading lately?