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Reading recaps are mini-reviews of the books I’ve read each month.
Books-now-movies The Prestige and True Grit were easy weekend reads and a good break from a month of unplanned non-fiction thanks to putting books on hold at the library and forgetting about them.
Hallucinations was the lightest non-fiction and, while entertaining, certainly left me looking for more. I immediately followed-up with Believing The Brain which answered all the questions Sacks left me with and provided an abundance of neurological information. I rate this very close to On Being Certain that I read last year.
True Grit was a fun reading experience which I then completely ruined by watching the awful movie. On the other hand, The Prestige is great as both a book and a movie.
The odd-man-out this month was Diamond’s The World Until Yesterday which takes a sociological and anthropological look into comparing traditional & modern societies.