The Revolutionaries Try Again by Mauro Javier Cárdenas

Set in Ecuador, The Revolutionaries Try Again is a story about idealists who hatch up a plan to run for office—against the current regime and against the previous dictator. Although the premise is intriguing, I knew early on that this was not my cup of tea. I was a little disappointed in myself. I wantedContinue reading “The Revolutionaries Try Again by Mauro Javier Cárdenas”

Scrum by Jeff Sutherland

At first glance, Scrum looks like a productivity or self-help book for individuals. It is not. (Just wanted to get this out of the way, as imo the title/subtitle of the book could have been clearer.) Scrum is about team productivity. The book provides a framework for working in transparent, robust teams. The book isContinue reading “Scrum by Jeff Sutherland”

Lavinia by Ursula K. Le Guin

This book was okay. Perhaps if I had taken up The Aeneid in school, I would have appreciated Lavinia more, as the idea of giving Lavinia her own voice was interesting. In any case, the book stood on its own; prior knowledge of Aeneas or The Aeneid was not required to follow the story. TheContinue reading “Lavinia by Ursula K. Le Guin”