I Was Still Thinking of Suggestions


As I have confessed, I spent about ten days away from my comfort zone in a small hotel room and was unable to keep up with the website for those lost days and nights. I did, however, go old-school, dip my fountain pen once or twice, and scribble down book titles I came across that intrigued me or seemed important.

So, even though the daily suggestions seemed to freeze for over a week, I still was making them: just not publishing them.

This means that a portion of the reading suggestions from February will first be seen in this post. Look it over; see anything that triggers your interest?

02-01-17 – The Captive Mind — Czeslaw Milosz
02-02-17 – History of Wolves — Emily Fridlund
02-03-17 – Keepers: The Greatest Films of a Moviegoing Lifetime — Richard Schickel
02-04-17 – Behold the Dreamers — Imbolo Mbue
02-05-17 – High Lonesome: New and Selected Stories… — Joyce Carol Oates
02-06-17 – How Green Was My Valley — Richard Llewellyn
02-07-17 – In the Sky — Octave Mirbeau
02-08-17 – The Sun Over Breda — Arturo Perez-Reverte
02-09-17 – The Thief of Talant — Pierre Reverdy
02-10-17 – Huck Out West — Robert Coover
02-11-17 – The Fan-Maker’s Inquisition: A Novel of the Marquies de Sade — Rikki Ducornet
02-12-17 – Expect Great Things — Kevin Dunn
02-13-17 – Beneath The Remains — Terence Hannum
02-14-17 – The Atheist Muslim — Ali A. Rizvi
02-15-17 – This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen — Tadeusz Borowski
02-16-17 – Ready Player One — Ernest Cline
02-17-17 – The Fish Can Sing — Halldór Laxness
02-18-17 – Where the Bird Sings Best — Alejandro Jodorowsky
02-19-17 – Monsieur de Phocas — Jean Lorrain
02-20-17 – Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In — Bernie Sanders
02-21-17 – The Female Man — Joanna Russ
02-22-17 – A Hundred Thousand Worlds — Bob Proehl
02-23-17 – Tomb for Boris Davidovich — Danilo Kis
02-24-17 – Hamlet — William Shakespeare
02-25-17 – Wait Till I’m Dead: Uncollected Poems — Allen Ginsberg
02-26-17 – The Nice and the Good — Iris Murdoch
02-27-17 – A Field Guide To Lies — Daniel J. Levitin
02-28-17 – The Decadent Reader: Fiction, Fantasy, and Perversion from Fin-de-Siècle France — Asti Hustvedt

Notice that I typically denote books I have already read by coloring them Blue. Not many Blue ones, eh? There is so much to read and time is so precious. Will I finally read A Man Without Qualities? Will I get all my books into my new bookcases? Will I get over to Trader Joe’s for tamales? Will I make it to 80?

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