2022 Reading Roundup

I had hoped to read a bit more in 2022, but c’est la vie. That said, I did happen to hit my reading goal of reading more about biology and natural sciences (thanks, Bill Bryson), and I finally tackled The Black Swan. I also read a number of seriously terrific books — notable mentions include … Continue reading 2022 Reading Roundup

On Finishing the Power Broker

After a full year, I finally finished reading Robert Caro’s The Power Broker. It’s a seriously incredible exploration of the life, achievements, and controversies of Robert Moses – New York City’s “Master Builder” – who singlehandedly reshaped the face of New York City, and the lives of its millions of inhabitants, for generations. The scope … Continue reading On Finishing the Power Broker

2019 Reading Roundup

One of my goals for 2019 was to read more, with the specific aim of reading two books/month, which I more or less hit. I also had a few other, more specific goals within reading itself. Given the fecklessness and absurdity of this Presidential administration, I wanted to read more about Presidents – about competent … Continue reading 2019 Reading Roundup