2016 hasn’t been a fantastic reading year for me. I don’t know why. Lots of books I read were just *fine*… not bad, but not remarkably good either. However, I did find a handful of books that stood out amid the ones that didn’t really register, so here we go. None of them were perfect in the same way that I found Gilead, Lonesome Dove, and Gaudy Night perfect last year, but that doesn’t mean that they weren’t still great. I didn’t actually review any of these books here, so it’s nice to have an opportunity to bring them up. Continue reading
Podcasts have swallowed a fair amount of my reading time this year, and I’ve found many new ones since I uploaded my last set of mini-reviews. Here are a few of my favourites. In light of 2016’s 2016ishness, most of the podcasts I have been listening to are political or political satire, but there are a few others too.
Title: The Trains Now Departed: Sixteen Excursions into the Lost Delights of Britain’s Railways
Author: Michael Williams
Published: Arrow, 2015 Continue reading
Title: Grief is the Thing with Feathers
Author: Max Porter
Published: Faber & Faber 2015