I find myself more willing to buy/read physical books now that social distancing confines me to a small collection of rooms.
- The Mirror and the Light: Hilary Mantel. The final book in the series starting with Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. Her language is beautiful.
- Britain After Rome: The Fall and Rise, 400 to 1070: Robin Fleming.
- Great by Choice: Jim Collins. This is one of those business books that you can get 90% of the value from by reading the chapter summaries. I’m also annoyed by his ahistorical characterization of the Scott/Amundsen polar race (Roland Huntford I think has been mostly discredited at this point). Good to Great I recommend as the better read.
- Effective Python: Brett Slatkin. We’re embracing Python at FlightAware, and I’m out of practice.
- The Unicorn Project: Gene Kim. Sequel to The Phoenix Project. I recommend the audiobook version. Low density, corny, but some good stuff.