Feb. 9 — Reading list

Been reading a lot lately. Over the weekend, I finished “Unbroken,” a book Kathy Statz loaned me. It was about Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who was shot down over the Pacific during World War 2, floated on a raft for 47 days, and ended up in a Japanese prison camp. Written by the author of Seabiscuit. Amazing story.

Then I picked up Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy for the second time. First time I got bored. This time I finished it and liked it, but it’s sure not your typical spy novel. Pretty slow moving.

Tuesday I started “The Road” by Cormac McCarthy. I keep reading books by him even though I don’t generally like them. I was really nauseated by the prose in this one, but I pushed through and ended up finishing it this morning. Once I got over my issues with the style, it was a good story. Post-nuclear world, people eating people, dad and son walking, trying to find hope. There’s a bit of hope at the end, but not much.

Got two other books from the library: East of Eden, which had a big effect on my when I was in high school, and the second Stieg Larsson book. Or maybe the third. I didn’t like the first one that much, but figured I’d try another.

I also read a great article in Runner’s World about Billie Mills, an American Indian guy who won the Olympic 10,000 meters in 1964.

Taking the week off running and walking due to a back injury Sunday. I’ll probably start up again on the weekend. Heading to Stillwater with Diane for her horse clinic and a Valentine’s dinner.

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