Well, I’m fully moved to Florida and now sitting at a small desk experimenting with a new environment: the desk drawer is much smaller, the side-cabinet is in the other room, I still haven’t found the box which contains the contents of my old desk, including fountain pens, letter openers, eye juice, extra notebooks & writing paper, and, most important, my great big magnifying glass.
But it is gradually working out with me and my dogs living with my daughter’s family and her cats and kids. I’m looking forward to construction of the sunroom addition which will house my built-in desk and bookshelves and just about double my living space.
I notice that there are no alligators in the backyard here but the pygmy mosquitoes more that make up for the danger factor.
I have been allocating a bit more time to cleaning up my Netflix inventory, watching one or two movies each day and following too many television (or Netflix) series. My reading is almost exclusively on my digital devices (iPad and iPhone) since my books are in a couple of dozen sealed boxes with no particular place else to go.
Although there was a gap in my daily recommendations for reading, it was only because I was delayed in firing up my big computer and accessing my remote databases, but as the following list attests, I had assigned suggestions even for those dark days when I could only rely on a stand-alone iPad to update this website.
Still, there are some very interesting titles in the August list, several of which I now have on my quasi-immediate reading list.
These books were highlighted in the August list of suggested reading:
08-01-16 – Collected Poems: 1950-2012 — Adrienne Rich
08-02-16 – The Storyteller: Tales out of Loneliness — Walter Benjamin
08-03-16 – The Kingdom — Fuminori Nakamura
08-04-16 – Zama — Antonio Di Benedetto
08-05-16 – Brightfellow — Rikki Ducornet
08-06-16 – Fragile Travelers — Jovaka Živanović
08-07-16 – How to Set a Fire and Why: A Novel — Jesse Ball
08-08-16 – The Panopticon: A Novel — Jenni Fagan
08-09-16 – Sphinx — Anne Garréta
08-10-16 – The Revolutionaries Try Again — Mauro Javier Cardenas
08-11-16 – The Illogic of Kassel — Enrique Vila-Matas
08-12-16 – In the Café of Lost Youth — Patrick Modiano
08-13-16 – Hystopia: A Novel — David Means
08-14-16 – Sea of Glass — Dennis Parry
08-15-16 – Lenin’s Kisses — Yan Lianke
08-16-16 – Skim — Mariko Tamaki
08-17-16 – Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley — Antonio Garcia Martinez
08-18-16 – The Song of Everlasting Sorrow: A Novel of Shanghai — Anyi Wang
08-19-16 – Landscapes of the Metropolis of Death: Reflections on Memory and Imagination — Otto Dov Kulka
08-20-16 – Underground Airlines — Ben H. Winters
08-21-16 – Heroes of the Frontier — Dave Eggers
08-22-16 – The Heavenly Table — Donald Ray Pollock
08-23-16 – Lightless — C.A. Higgins
08-24-16 – Dr. Knox: A novel — Peter Spiegelman
08-25-16 – Chronicle of a Last Summer — Yasmine El Rashidi
08-26-16 – A Dictionary of Maqiao — Han Shaogong
08-27-16 – The Gap of Time: A Novel — Jeanette Winterson
08-28-16 – Shylock Is My Name — Howard Jacobson
08-29-16 – Hag-Seed —Margaret Atwood
08-30-16 – Before the Fall — Noah Hawley
08-31-16 – Beyond Good & Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future — Friedrich Nietzsche