We may have had threads like this before, but just curious, as John Lindberg sends me increasingly delirious poetry, what everybody is reading during this extended pandemic lock down? I’ll start. So you know I’m working on my project. I am currently reading parts of a few books on the early development of the American economy. It’s a fascinating story, and I want to craft it right. Two are on industrialization, three are specifically on the development of the cotton industry, and two deal with the founding of the national armories at Springfield and Harper’s Ferry.
On the side, at night, I’m reading some old Bloom County cartoon collections and Pat McManus.
What about you? Whatcha readin’?
I recently read Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein then attempted to create a new life form based on a potato in my basement. It hasn’t moved yet.
As part of my multi-year endeavor to read those “modern classics” I’ve always heard about, but never read. Currently on that list I am reading “100 Years of Solitude” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and “To the Lighthouse” by Virginia Woolf. Next up will be Raymond Chandler.
Since kids, I haven’t been as diligent a reader as I mean to be, and it takes almost nothing to upset a program or plan. Lately my reading energy has been consumed by WFoD stuff, believe it or not. BUT – I have an e-copy of “King of Dogs, Queen of Cats” by none other than Jim (James Patrick) Kelly, on my Kindle and a free audio copy (from the author) and have begun it, and I recommend it highly. See if you can find the blatant allusion to a favorite sketch by a favorite sketch-comedy troupe.
I’m still plowing my way through “The Coming Plague” by Laurie Garrett. Up to p348 of the 622 text. We really haven’t learned much in the 25 years since she wrote it.