October 6, 2018

Friday Reads on Saturday 10/6/18

Oops. I missed my Friday Reads post yesterday. In my defense I was at home sick in bed. Anyway, here's what I plan to read this weekend.

I'll be Gone in the Dark

I'll Be Gone In the Dark by Michelle McNamara - I'm almost halfway through this one. That's pretty exciting because I can only read it in broad daylight. It's about the Golden State Killer who raped and murdered over 30 women in the 70's and 80's in California. The descriptions of the events are scary because it starts with a peeping tom and hang up calls, then footprints in the garden. After watching for days and weeks, he knows the patterns of the house and he breaks in. The actual rapes and murders aren't described, but the lead-up is terrifying.

Packing my Library

Packing My Library by Alberto Manguel - I'm about half way through this as well. It's organized strangely. There is the story about moving his library from France to New York City. Then there are these "Digressions" about anything and everything else relating to books. Each section is pretty short, which leads to a disjointed reading experience. Every time I get back to the moving story, I have to regroup and try to remember where I was.

I'm hoping to finish the Manguel this weekend. That will make me available to start on some of the other tons of books I have.