This has been kind of a lousy week full of Doctors appointments and other rigmarole. I did get to see a fabulous play called Zombie Town: A Documentary Play in New Orleans.
I managed to listen to a full-cast dramatization of Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie. It was fun hour and a half. Hercule Poirot is hired to solve a cold case and clear a dead woman’s name.
My Reading List looks the same as it did the week before, but my TBR pile has grown a bit.
A beautiful signed ARC showed up called The Thieves of Darkness by Richard Doetsch. It is billed as “Raiders of the Lost Ark meets The Thomas Crown Affair.”
My special edition of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake showed up from Powell’s Indispensable Subscription. This I’m very excited about!
In other news, I read this interesting article from the Guardian on Slow Reading. I remember reading Carr’s “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” article a while back. And I have to wonder if our skim and scan culture has been strictly formed by bite size tweets and status updates. I can remember my journalism classes telling us about a reverse pyramid structure where all the important facts should be at the beginning. Perhaps we’ve trained ourselves to this behavior far earlier then social media. There was another post days earlier saying those of us who read off a screen of some type actually read slower than from a printed page. The ideas seem contradictory. Maybe further investigation is needed. What do y’all think?
Hope everyone had a great reading week!
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading is organized by Sheila over at Book Journey. Be sure to stop by her site and read the great blogs of the other participates.