2016 in books, January

For all but the last weekend of this month, it was too cold to be outside. However, it was perfect to lay my hugely pregnant self down on a couch, cover up with a blanket and escape into books. Tenth of December: Stories by George Saunders My LibraryThing secret Santa sent me this book, which arrivedContinue reading “2016 in books, January”

2015 in Books, May

Another month’s worth of reading: Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America by John M. Berry It took me from mid-March until the beginning of May to finish this behemoth. Berry wrote an exhaustive history of flooding on the Mississippi River, focusing his attention on the engineers who unwittinglyContinue reading “2015 in Books, May”