Weekly Reading #24

This last week was one of those weeks were I started a lot of books but didn’t finish them, largely because they just weren’t to my taste. I tried the Karin Slaughter book, Cop Town, but I found her male characters were far too misogynistic for my taste. While the setting may have called for it, their reactions and those of the women, however realistic did not make for a book I wanted to read. Another book had just the opposite issue. It had nothing close to resembling reality and I couldn’t finish there. Apparently there was no pleasing me.

I did read Elizabeth Kohlbert’s book The Sixth Extinction and I enjoyed that. This was non-fiction and about previous extinction events and the things going on in our world that suggest that we may be setting another large extinction event in motion. It’s fascinating if scary and slightly depressing reading. Kohlbert uses studies on species that are currently threatened as well as anecdotes about the places and people she interviews. It’s a fascinating look at what is happening to a variety of different species today.

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