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Booknotes 3.13


  • Four Thousand Weeks, by Oliver Burkeman, published 2021. Some good advice in here, but for the most part I feel like religion fills this need for me, so I wouldn’t say I loved it. I do enjoy Burkeman’s newsletter, though.
  • The Sisterhood, by Liza Mundy, published 2023. A history of women in the CIA. Interesting throughout. I’m glad things have improved somewhat over time.


  • The Beast of Ten, by Beth Brower, fantasy, published 2018. A loose retelling of Beauty & the Beast. I liked it, but it was a bit slow going and the voice didn’t have the same spark and wit as the Unselected Journals.
  • The Big Score, by K. J. Parker, fantasy, published 2021. Quite enjoyed it. As I think I’ve said before, Parker’s writing really clicks with my brain, and this was no exception. Saloninus here is a fun amalgam, too.