February 2020 Month-in-Review

I would beat myself up for writing all of four posts across two blogs over the course of an entire month and for only finishing four books, but February was in fact a fabulously productive month.  I just spent it doing the stuff I get paid to do instead of blogging.  Such is life.  The next couple months won’t be much better, but at least I have hit the halfway point of what is surely the busiest semester of my academic career.

My review of Black Leviathan should be up soon.  I haven’t been reading much, but I haven’t been posting much either, so I still have a backlog of reviews to work through.  I am running behind on Wheel of Time reread posts too—I finished my reread of The Eye of the World in February and will pick up The Great Hunt next week.


Wheel of Time Reread


February Reviews


Books acquired

  • The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies by Bryan Caplan
  • Uncanny Collateral by Brian McClellan
  • Black Leviathan by Bernd Perplies, translated by Lucy Van Cleef (review copy)
  • The Land Breakers by John Ehle (book swap)
  • The Money of Invention: How Venture Capital Creates New Wealth by Paul A. Gompers and Josh Lerner
  • The Decadent Society: How We Became the Victims of Our Own Success by Ross Douthat


Books started

  • Black Leviathan by Bernd Perplies, translated by Lucy Van Cleef
  • A Time to Build: From Family and Community to Congress and the Campus, How Recommitting to Our Institutions Can Revive the American Dream by Yuval Levin


Books finished

  • The Bard’s Blade by Brian D. Anderson
  • The Eye of the World (reread)
  • VC: An American History by Tom Nicholas
  • Black Leviathan by Bernd Perplies, translated by Lucy Van Cleef


Mount TBR Counter

  • February: +3
  • Year-to-date: +7

About H.P.

Blogs on books at Every Day Should Be Tuesday (speculative fiction) and Hillbilly Highways (country noir and nonfiction). https://everydayshouldbetuesday.wordpress.com/ https://hillbillyhighways.wordpress.com/
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4 Responses to February 2020 Month-in-Review

  1. The Douthat Decadence book looks interesting. He comes off a bit of a bowtie conservative who will for sure be put up against the wall by both sides, but the book seems interesting nonetheless.

    Liked by 1 person

    • H.P. says:

      I read his book Grand New Party back when it came out. I don’t read a ton of his stuff, or necessarily agree with him a lot, but he is one of the most consistently interesting conservative writers. It took me a bit to get into the Levin book, but it is proving very interesting as well.


  2. Bookstooge says:

    Looking forward to any posts on The Great Hunt 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Jeff says:

    “Books ACQUIRED” — ha ha, always a crack up (but true!)

    Liked by 1 person

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