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What I’m Reading (March 2016)

A snapshot of this month’s reading. In no particular order.

  • What Remains of Me by Alyson Gaylin is LA noir at its best. Sleeze, deceit, murder, coverups, and corruption in the brights lights of Los Angeles.
  • Dirty Snow, Monsieur Monde Vanishes, and The Blue Room by Georges Simenon. Three great books of noir.
  • Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut. Still a masterpiece.
  • Blessed by Kate Bowler. Somebody tweeted Bowler’s article about her diagnosis of Stage IV cancer. In it, she noted the irony of having written a book about the history of the health and wealth gospel. Blessed is that book. It’s an interesting read, albeit more academic in tone.
  • Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens by Steve Olson. A history of the volcanic explosion of Mount St. Helens.
  • Movie Freak: My Life Watching Movies by Owen Bleiberman
  • How to Be Here by Rob Bell
  • Hotel California by Barney Hoskyns, a history of the California country rock movement.
  • Catching the Big Fish by David Lynch is a series of essays on the benefits of meditation.
  • Alpe D’Huez: Cycling’s Greatest Climb by Peter Cossins. A cycling book about the most iconic mountain in the Tour de France.
  • Just Kids by Patti Smith. A memoir of sorts of her coming of age and relationship with Robert Mapplethorpe.
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