Right, so I haven't been doing any reading lately. Not even an on line newspaper (although I have been reading the online version of TV Guide; does that count? Yeah, didn't think so).
I kinda feel bad about this, but at the same time, I just don't want to read. The urge isn't there, which is a problem.
I mean, not only am I completely failing the SRC (still on "The House of Mirth"), but I've got to have "Saturday" read before Tuesday's book club meeting.
However, I have received several new books from my boss-boss (a voracious reader, he decided to unload quite a few from his collections), including:
"The Professor and the Madman" by Simon Winchester. It's been on my list for a few years now, so I'm quite happy with this one.
"The Devil in White City" by Erik Larson. I already own this, so this one will go to my cousin for Christmas.
"Menace in Europe" by Claire Berlinksi...dunno. The title grabbed me.
"On History: and other essays" by Michael Oakeshott. I don't know if he wrote all of these, or collected them, but the name was familiar, so I stole it from my boss's hand.
"Europe: a history" by Norman Davis. I like history, and despite taking AP Euro History, remember very little. Except 1066 was when William conquered England and 1666 was the Great Fire of London.
"The Scarith of Scormello: a tale of Renaissance forgery" by Ingrid Rowland. Apparently based on facts from a case of forgery during the seventeen century.
"The Meaning of Treason" by Rebecca West. I grabbed this solely because I remember Pages Turned was reading her works.
"The Ice Museum: In Search of the Lost Land of Thule" by Joanna Kavenna. Grabbed this because I remember Collene from chasing ray mentioned...well, something about Thule.
The last two, "Infamous Scribblers: the Founding Fathers and the rowdy beginnings of American Journalism" by Eric Burns and "Fifth Street: Murderers, Cheetahs, and Binion's World Series of Poker" by James McManus, I picked solely because of my unholy love of Rory Gilmore. (Yes, tv. Evil thing, I know.)
Her character is/will be/wants to be a journalist, hence the first book. During an ep, she was at a poker game where somebody mentioned "fifth street". That's been bugging me for two years.
So that's the new haul, haven't read any of them yet, and probably won't for a while. I'm going out of town this weekend, so I'm hoping that I'll at least START "Saturday".
(Also, my uncle is in the hospital and it is/was pretty serious so that was..well, distracting. Much better now.)
Man, I hope I can kick this summer slump soon.