Thought I would add a list of what I am currently reading. I usually read several books at the same time. Some I finish, some I abandon, some I linger over for months.
As of December 31, 2017, this is what I currently have got going:
- Grant — Ron Chernow
- Lincoln in the Bardo — George Saunders
- The Loyal Son: The War in Ben Franklin’s House — Daniel Mark Epstein
- At the Heart of the White Rose: Letters and Diaries of Hans and Sophie Scholl — Inge Jens, Editor.
- Dinosaurs: A Concise Natural History, 3rd Edition — David E. Fastovsky & David B. Weishampel
- Big History: Between Nothing and Everything — David Christian, et al
DORMANT BUT STILL ON THE LIST:
- The Silk Roads: A New History of the World — Peter Frankopan
- How to Build a Habitable Planet: The Story of the Earth from the Big Bang to Humankind — Charles Langmuir & Wally Broecker
- Madison and Jefferson — Andrew Burstein & Nancy Isenberg
- The Rise and Fall of Classical Greece — Josiah Ober
- Scanning the Pharaohs: CT Imaging of the New Kingdom Royal Mummies — Zahi Hawass and Sahar N. Saleem
- What Happened — Hillary Rodham Clinton
- 1932: The Rise of Hitler & FDR — David D. Pietrusza
- In Search of the Indo-Europeans: Language, Archaeology and Myth — J.P. Mallory
I may have overlooked something …
I am flattered that I have received emails with comments from many of the authors that I have reviewed, and the bulk of these have not only been quite favorable but have thereby served to establish valuable new relationships.
I find reading quite rewarding, especially when challenging myself to read at or above my limits to expand my horizons, reveal new perspectives, and compel me to use the muscles of my intellect the way an athlete might use the muscles of his body. I only wish more people felt the same way!