November was many things, including travel, a burlesque convention and two national television appearances, but it was not a month for much reading.
December should be pretty great as I close in on my goal of reading 75 books this year – there’ll be some Best Of lists, of course. Then, after two more weeks of work, a three week break for international travel, some retrospection, and some planning. It’s been a curious year. I can’t wait to write about it.
Rabbit is Rich by John Updike – The third in the Rabbit series, Rabbit is Rich is terrific and creepy. I’m ready for the thrilling conclusion.
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer – I’ve been on an adventure kick of late, and a Krakauer kick, so it made sense that I (at long last) read his famed book Into Thin Air. Given the recent avalanche on Everest, and the Sherpa strike that followed, this book still feels timely in its discussion of how they are treated and how careless guides can be in getting clients to the top.
If you have any recommendations of books to read, either based on the books above, or on your own experience, please let me know.