Each week I’ll try and post quick links to things that I’ve seen, read, inspired me or just sparked my interest in the previous week, with a little background and my thoughts and other things that I’ve been up to in the previous week. Mostly gardening, cooking and environmental stuff but not always.
Run to the Mountain by Thomas Merton [GoodReads]
Seveneves by Neal Stephenson [GoodReads]
I’ve been working my way through both of these books for the last few weeks. I normally read much faster than I have been but I’ve had a few other things going on, so reading time has been a little more constrained than it might otherwise be. Secondly these are both fairly big books, but they are both worth the time. I’m a little further forward with Seveneves than the Thomas Merton, and I’ve also been coming across it in other places. It’s on Barack Obama’s summer reading list, and in addition it is a book that Bill Gates has recently done a review for on his blog (and a very interesting 360° video), you can find these at this link – I can’t embed the video here, as it seems locked to his site, but I have included a video from the authors book tour for Seveneves, that I came across on YouTube.
I’d recommend both of these books even though I haven’t finished either one of them yet.