At this point in my life I’m usually able to read 2 or 3 pages of a book in bed before I fall asleep immediately. One nice thing about the past 6 months of lockdown is that there is absolutely nothing else going on and I’ve been able to do a good amount of reading! Here are a few books that I have really enjoyed (please be warned these are not smart people books):
NBA Jam - Reyan Ali
This is part of a series of pocket-sized paperbacks about the making of influential video games, basically 33 1/3 but for games. I love this format and I’m just the right age that makes NBA Jam a huge deal for me. Great read, I tore through it.
All Systems Red: The Murderbot Diaries - Martha Wells
This is a novella that I basically inhaled, can’t wait to read the rest of the series.
Playing for Keeps - David Halberstam
I read this after watching the The Last Dance and it’s almost like they used this book as the outline, down to the structure. A lot of the supposed revelations from the series were here 20 years ago, with a lot more detail.
Making Music - Dennis DeSantis
Some chapters are available online for free, and there’s a cheap Kindle version, but I bought the physical book. It’s the kind of book you want to have lying around so you can pick it up and flip to a random page. Extremely practical strategies for getting shit done musically, and it’s beautifully designed.
Other books I enjoyed:
Old Man’s War series - John Scalzi
Point B - Drew Magary
Barry Sonnenfeld, Call Your Mother: Memoirs of a Neurotic Filmmaker - Barry Sonnenfeld
Movies (And Other Things) - Shea Serrano & Arturo Torres
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