June 2021 Month-in-Review

It’s like Korg said: “Another day, another Doug.”  Only it is another month and another month-in-review post.  It was a, dare I say, normal month, brought to you by science and human ingenuity and a remarkable fast and effective set of vaccines.  My wife and I had our first maskless, kidless date night.  We took no-angel to her first baseball game, and the two of us survived two trips out of town by my wife.  I took my new kayak out on the river twice.  I even found time to do some reading.

You’ll notice I didn’t spend any of that extra time writing extra blog posts.  I am moving to one post per week (at either blog) as a rough rule of thumb.

I didn’t make much progress with my Foundations of the Republic reading project, but I did at least start Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations.  And finally finishing that collection of Wendell Berry essays on audiobook frees me up some listening-wise.  Martin Luther King’s Why We Can’t Wait was part of another reading project, but I highly, highly recommend it.  It remains as relevant today as when it was published in 1963 and probably more relevant than at many points in the interim.

Any month where I whittle down Mount TBR is a good month.  Five books is a little light for a summer month, but I can take solace in polishing off a couple particularly fat books.

Wheel of Time Reread

June Reviews

Books acquired

  • Meditations: A New Translation by Marcus Aurelius, translated by Gregory Hays
  • Kill All Your Darlings by David Bell (review copy)

Books started

  • Scott Oden Presents The Lost Empire of Sol: A Shared World Anthology of Sword & Planet Tales
  • Why We Can’t Wait by Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Meditations: A New Translation by Marcus Aurelius, translated by Gregory Hays
  • Knife of Dreams by Robert Jordan (reread)
  • Kill All Your Darlings by David Bell

Books finished

  • Resetting the Table: Straight Talk About the Food We Grow and Eat by Robert Paarlberg
  • Crossroads of Twilight by Robert Jordan (reread)
  • Delta Blues: The Life and Times of the Mississippi Masters Who Revolutionized American Music by Ted Gioia
  • Why We Can’t Wait by Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • The World-Ending Fire: The Essential Wendell Berry by Wendell Berry, narrated by Nick Offerman (audiobook)

Mount TBR Counter

  • June: -2
  • Year-to-date: -4

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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1 Response to June 2021 Month-in-Review

  1. Bookstooge says:

    Looking forward to your thoughts on Why We Can’t Wait….


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