What Are You Reading? Summer Reading List

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  1. black_doug

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    Summer is officially here!

    I’m looking for ideas. What books are you reading, or plan to read?
     
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    I am still working on War and Peace, and also Citizen Soldier (by Stephen Ambrose).
     
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    One flew over the cuckoos nest right now. Next on the list is Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory.
     
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    I have a copy of 'Notes of a Native Son' in my car. It's a collection of ten essays, which lends itself very well, to being dipped into, occasionally. Baldwin writes beautifully and his ideas are still relevant.


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    What I have on my table to read, vs. what will actually get read, are two different things. This is the current pile: "The Confounding Island: Jamaica and the Post Colonial Predicament" by Orlando Patterson, "High On the Hog: A Culinary Journey From Africa to America" by Jessica B. Harris, "Born A Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood" by Trevor Noah, "World Travel: An Irreverent Guide", by Anthony Bourdain and Laurie Woolever, "Indigenous Peoples and Colonialism: Global Perspectives" by Colin Samson and Carlos Gigoux. The last one is work related. There are others, but I'm going to try to pick these off one at a time.
     
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    A bit mix and match but that is the way I like it 1624197224877864250880884850402.jpg
     
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    just finished The Power Of The Dog and The Cartel by Don Winslow. Probably gonna start the border next.
     
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    Listening to Cosmological Koans by Anthony Aguirre.

    Reading Salem’s Lot by you know who.
     
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    Very light reading.
    I also ordered Hey Dad which was written 30 years ago. 16241991831891773731715.jpg
     
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    I have a very old and well worn, hard copy of this, by my easy chair. I read parts of it, every year.
     
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    I’m just finishing Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher. A bio of photographer/ethnologist/anthropologist Edward Curtis. A great story of an interesting man, well told (although I’ll admit the editor could have restrained the author just a tiny bit more). My stylistic quibbles aside, it is fascinating.
     
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    I’m reading Dune for the first time.
     
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    I'm looking for new books too. man I must have 100 books here I've read.

    Some real good ones:
    Tony Horwitz: Spying on the South.
    Hemingway: A Farewell to Arms
    Justin Cronin: The Passage
    McIntyre: The Spy and the Traitor (true story of espionage)
    Colson Whitehead: The Nickel Boys (true)
    Gregory Roberts: Shantaram

    If anyone wants books, I can list a bunch of titles. 3 for $8 shipped.
     
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    I started reading Harold Bloom's The Western Canon, which led me back to Shakespeare. I've read Hamlet and Macbeth so far, and I still want to read The Tempest and A Midsummer Night's Dream before moving on to someone else. Bloom also speaks very highly of Dante, so I've already purchased a copy of The Divine Comedy. It'll be a summer of the classics for me.
     
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