I have an urge to write, but what’s on my mind is reading and reviews. The World Cup is over, and it’s time to get back to “reality”. It’s been a rough month refereeing from my armchair!!!!! I have a lot of non-writing things to do between now and the end of the month. It’s going to eat into research and writing time. I’ll be glad when things settle down. Still, it’s time I got with the “programme”, as it were, read a lot of literature and write the previously promised reviews.
There are 82 books in my “to-read” list, 44 “to-acquire”, and I have 3 I’m “currently reading” on Goodreads. We’re going into the Way Back Machine for most of the rest of the year. A good chunk of what’s on my “to-read” list is literature from the late 19th Century and early 20th Century. If you go to Goodreads and look at what I’ve read recently, you’ll see what I mean. I’m not setting a particular order for reviews of what I’ve recently read. They’ll come as they come. For those who might be curious as to what’s on the lists, find me, and follow along.
If you’d like to suggest something off my lists to read next, by all means do so in comment or in email. I’m open to suggestions. If you’ve read one of them and liked it, or for some reason think it has some merit even if you didn’t like it, please tell me why. I’m interested!
The only thing I have scheduled is to read the three-volume set Your Face Tomorrow by Javier Marías during the month of December. I didn’t get to read it while the clan at Conversational Reading was having a go at it, so I’ll do it on my own. Hopefully I’ll have the books by then!
The book cover you see above is one of the three I’m reading right now. Note this is not Arthur Hailey’s The Money-Changers. This is Upton Sinclair’s story about the 1907 Wall Street scare, which was a precursor (which was ignored on too many levels) to the stock market crash in October of 1927 and the subsequent Great Depression. Sinclair wrote this book in 1908.
I think I’ll settle in with it tonight and see how far I get. Have a good one.