Books in March

The Muse

I liked this book but I regret listening to it instead of reading it. I was really put off by the Spanish accents. I understand the accent when the spaniards were speaking English but they wouldn’t have an accent when they were talking among them as they would be speaking Spanish. I would still recommend this book but get it on paper.

Over the Edge of the World. Magellan’s Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe

This book was outstanding. It was really a terrifying trip, not only because of the conditions they endured but also because of what they inflicted to the populations that were unlucky to receive them. If my father (who was a ship’s chief engineer) was still alive I would have been calling him every 5 minutes to talk about it. The history and politics of the time are also worth the listen.

Clean Architecture: A Craftsman’s Guide to Software Structure and Design

I could skip 90% of this book and only keep 10% of it. The 10% that I retained makes it worth it. I found myself rethinking approaches when I was working and thinking back on past decisions. I would totally remove the illustrations.

The Song of Achilles

Entertaining. I had a good time reading it. I will probably read Circe too.

War and Peace

And I continued reading one chapter per day of War and Peace. I am glad I didn’t have to give birth in that time and place.


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