Monday, September 3, 2018

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

I finished Gnarr! as expected, but I have been sick since last Monday and really haven't read very much at all. I was even considering just skipping posting today but here we are.

I'm about halfway through Crazy Rich Asians now and it's picking up steam. The first third is basically a recitation of all the markers of social class that define the Young-Leong-Shang clan and all the ways that Rachel Chu, the main character, is slowly figuring out that her boyfriend Nicholas Young is seriously seriously rich. It's a fun read and very addictive. I've just been asleep most of the week so I didn't get as much done as I would have liked.

I won Marrakech Noir in the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program and have been enjoying dipping in and out. Morocco doesn't have a tradition of detective writing, so the stories are not all traditional whodunits but the diversity represented in this latest Soho Crime collection is fascinating and fun. The book includes stories translated from several languages but all set in and around city of Marrakech.

I did finish Gnarr! so I'm on to a new nonfiction bedside read, this time Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice, by Bill Browder. Browder is/was a financier based in Russia and this is the story of how he tried to fight back against Putin's mafia state when it tried to knock him out of the game. The reviews make it sound like he was lucky not to end up with a polonium sandwich. So far, so good.

I didn't do any audio reading or any new books at the gym- I barely left my house all week and the only time I did, I ended up passed out on the sidewalk. But I'm better now.

1 comment:

ChaosIsAFriendOfMine said...

I loved Crazy Rich Asians so much! Have you seen the movie? I thought it was just as good as the book.