Food Fight!

When Sarah Winchester died there was enough new lumber stacked outside the San Jose mansion to build an entire second mansion and then some. I sit here looking over my built-in bookshelves, contemplating how high the yet-to-be-read books would stack after I get moved out to the old folks home (or even worse).

images.jpgRealistically, I could be sixteen years old and the number of books I might want to read still would be daunting .. well, yes and no .. when you’re sixteen the idea that you won’t live forever is never considered. Can I get Dad’s car on Friday night? Will my cow-lick ever lay flat? Is that a zit on my nose? When your brain is full of important questions like those, who has time for mortality?

Last month I had the temerity to suggest reading these books even though I would probably read very few of them myself:

03-01-20 – Serotonin — Michel Houellebecq
03-02-20 – New Kings of the World — Fatima Bhutto
03-03-20 – Trust Exercise — Susan Choi
03-04-20 – The Man Who Saw Everything — Deborah Levy
03-05-20 – Why Evolution Is True — Jerry A. Coyne
03-06-20 – Things We Didn’t Talk About When I Was a Girl — Jeannie Vanasco
03-07-20 – What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker — Damon Young
03-08-20 – The Story of a Goat — Perumal Murugan
03-09-20 – The Day It Snowed Tortillas — Joe Hayes
03-10-20 – Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier — Neil deGrasse Tyson
03-11-20 – The Second Sleep — Robert Harris
03-12-20 – The Heap — Sean Adams
03-13-20 – The Captain and the Glory — Dave Eggers
03-14-20 – Dead Astronauts — Jeff Vandermeer
03-15-20 – Nietzsche and the Burbs — Lars Iyer
03-16-20 – Jack of Spades — Joyce Carol Oates
03-17-20 – The Swimmers — Joachín Pérez Azaústra
03-18-20 – Turtle Diary — Russel Hoban
03-19-20 – The Revisionaries — A. R. Moxon
03-20-20 – If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho — Sappho
03-21-20 – The Bishop’s Bedroom — Piero Chiara
03-22-20 – Mostly Dead Things: A Novel — Kristen Arnett
03-23-20 – Abbess of Castro — Stendhal
03-24-20 – Oblivion Banjo: The Poetry of Charles Wright
03-25-20 – Agathe, or The Forgotten Sister — Robert Musil and Joel Agee
03-26-20 – Philanderers, Predators and Pickup Artists: A History — Clement Knox
03-27-20 – End Times: A Brief Guide to the End of the World — Michael Shermer and Brian Walsh
03-28-20 – The Book of the Courtier — Baldassare Castiglione
03-29-20 – Why We’re Wrong About Nearly Everything: A Theory of Human Misunderstanding — Bobby Duffy
03-30-20 – Practical Classics: 50 Reasons to Reread 50 Books You Haven’t Touched Since High School — Kevin Smokler
03-31-20 – Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe — Brian Greene

One response

  1. I have the same problem, there are people dying of the corona virus in Torbay, yet, at 73 to, I’m still planning reading projects, reading, making notes (I read a lot of medieval and Tudor history), planning to reread “Moby Dick” and Dickens, and , like you, making lists. Well, at least it keeps us from worrying. Keep healthy, keep reading and keep chipper.

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