Last month was a pretty good one for reading. I didn’t get a huge number of books read, but all if them were really interesting.
The Dust Bowl by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns was one of the best nonfiction books I have ever read. It was especially meaningful to me since I live in New Mexico. We are in such a terrible drought now, and I see such bad dust storms fairly often that I could really relate to what the survivors of the original Dust Bowl went through. I do not mean to imply that what we are experiencing now is as bad as it was then, but I can see that it cold develop into an equally serious situation.
Conformity and Conflict:Readings to Accompany MILLER CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY edited by James A Spradley and David W. McCurdy was a book I found sitting on my shelves at work. I have been reading in it for quite a while now but really got serious about it toward the end of March. The readings were quite interesting. I have always been fascinated by anthropology, so this book was as much fun for me to read as any of the novels I finished.
Wired: a Jade Weekes Art Mystery by Judith Gaines was a complicated story. Who was the good guy? Who was bad? Nobody was quite what he or she seemed to be. And wile there was a lot of art involved, none of it was really stolen in the course of this story. It was a good read, and I would look for more of Gaines’ work.
With the Lightnings by David Drake was not a book I ever really imagined myself reading. But I did, and I am glad of it. I downloaded it from Baen Ebook’s Free Library. I have not read any of Drake’s other books, but I think I will now. The story was good, and the characters were interesting.
Looking forward to reading more books in May!