Actually, it’s hopeless. Even with a full-page magnifier, I struggle with the finer print of paper and ink books and get nostalgic for the effortless ease of the expanded print available with digital editions. I will have plenty of book shelf space in my new digs but I hope all these books don’t end up being dust catchers.
You may notice that I have stopped identifying eBooks with an asterisk. First, it is silly and wasteful when I tend to select digital editions more than”real” books (if anything I should identify those “real” books as such). Furthermore, I foresee reading digital editions almost exclusively in the future, even if I have the “real” book on the shelf.
All books are real, whether they are digital editions, paper and ink editions, or even spoken word editions (maybe).
Here are the selections for July 2016 (Green are newish)
- Drusilla — F. E. Campbell
- Slouching Towards Bethlehem — Joan Didion
- Pilgrim At Tinker Creek — Annie Dillard
- Bucking the Sun — Ivan Doig
- The Big Money — John Dos Passos
- The Big Sky — A. B. Guthrie, Jr.
- The Old Capital —Yasunari Kawabata
- The Man Who Spoke Snakish — Andrus Kivirähk
- Author! Author! — David Lodge
- Villa Triste — Patrick Modiano
- Vaseline Buddha — Jung Young Moon
- Wonderland — Joyce Carol Oates
- The Thanatos Syndrome — Walker Percy
- Wolf Solent — John Cowper Powys
- The Waters of Kronos — Conrad Richter
- The Counterlife — Philip Roth
- Wind, Sand and Stars — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
- It Came From Below the Belt — Bradley Sands
- Dendara — Yuya Sato
- The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis — Max Shulman
- A Man of His Time — Alan Sillitoe
- The Mahé Circle — Georges Simenon
- An Afghanistan Picture Show; or, How I Saved the World — William T. Vollmann
- The Republic of Wine: A Novel — Mo Yan
- Violence: Six Sideways Reflections — Slavoj Zizek