From story time to work time, reading is just a constant for me. Let’s take a look at what has been a hit for me lately.
Reading Social Media News
I have been talking with friends about AI a lot, both in how it can help and how it will be misused. So this week I was particularly interested in this article from TopRank about how it could potentially be the next phase of search.
And because search is also on my mind, this article from Moz on why other search engines matter and how to rank on them was also a good read. We get very caught up on Google being the big game in town, but this was a good reminder that not everyone uses it and we might want to branch out.
Reading Books, Books and More Books
There were so many good parts of The Guncle by Steven Rowley, and I wanted to love it. The problem was that it never went deep enough. It kept scratching the surface and then stopping there. There was probably a good reason for it. The book would have been way too long if it had really addressed some of the issues presented in any kind of detail, but still. I just wanted a little more than it gave me. Score: B
I haven’t spent much time this week reading and I’m not sure if it’s because I’m busy or if it’s because of this odd little book, The Hero of This Book by Elizabeth McCracken. It’s not that I don’t like it. I just don’t know what to do with it. I’m neither thoroughly enjoying my time with it or thoroughly hating it. It just seems to exist in my world. We’ll see how this ends up.
I have read too much about World War II. I keep saying I will not read another book about it. And then Pam Jenoff publishes another book and I’m all like, Well it’s time to read about World War II again! It’s not like Jenoff is this great literary master. She’s my little guilty pleasure, except I don’t feel guilty about it in the least so she’s just my pleasure. I can’t explain it and I can’t stop reading her books. So back to World War II I shall go with her latest novel, Code Name Sapphire.
So what are you reading?