I preordered on Amazon. Still no estimated delivery date. In the meantime, I know y'all read other books aside from our monthly shared pleasure. What are you reading?
My bus-reading this week consisted of Turn the Ship Around by L. David Marquet, Captain of the USS Santa Fe. It's a book about leadership. He took command of the most dysfunctional nuclear submarine in the Navy and turned it around in to the best. He changed the leadership style from 'leader-follower' to 'leader-leader'. It's good. I mean it's not page-turning and I'm always skeptical of the value of reading self-help or secret to success type books, but I think it's good to at least think about these things.
I'm reading this book on my new Kindle that Steph got me for Christmas. I am enjoying this a lot more than My First Kindle Experience:
When I first got it, I enjoyed the ability to preview books. SO I was downloading free previews and checking things out. Then I decided on my first book. Inspired by the talk of Gothic novels ala Tangerine, and the references to the Scarlet letter in Little Fires Everywhere, I decided to read some Hawthorne, but something I have never read. I chose The House of The Seven Gables.
I found it difficult to read. It wasn't difficult in the sense that the language was dense or old-times, so much as there were grammatical errors and awkward diction. I began to suspect that either Hawthorne had failed grammar school or that the kindle version was fffffed. Turns out it was the latter. I went to the library and compared it to a paper copy:
I''l be sticking to newer books on Kindle from now on.
Other books I have on my shelf with bookmarks in them but haven't touched for a while are :
As you can see, I am well on my way to becoming an old man who only reads history books. Oh yeah, and I just bought the book that my friend Jen wrote, but haven't really started it yet. I am looking forward to reading all the hot sex.
What about you book club? What else are you reading? Anything you are really enjoying?