Today my daughter is taking me and the family out of the house for a drive to a local wildlife sanctuary (no, not Lake of the Ozarks). I’ve put on my big-boy pants but I still contemplating the choice of sneakers or sandals, not to mention the need for socks. Seems like the biggest problem for our outing will be bathroom facilities: the word out is Hold It! I suspect a public restroom or a Port-a-Potty might not meet the guidelines for avoiding the virus. I wonder if there are large bushes where we’re going (although I already have been warned about the alligators so a bush might not be advisable).
I’ve been mulling over and adjusting this month’s reading list for several weeks now and still keep making last-minute changes. I think I’ve overloaded the reading for June but based on the last few month’s results, it might be a good thing.
I’m continuing to follow the pattern of selecting books I have been meaning to read for a long time and scattering the list with a few current works, genre fictions, bucket list, and something in the non-fiction [sic] range that will perhaps help me learn something and keep growing.
The June list:
- Trans-Sister Radio — Chris Bohjalian
- The House of Impossible Beauties — Joseph Cassara
- A Night In the Cemetery — Anton Chekhov
- The Zig Zag Girl — Elly Griffiths
- Stranger In a Strange Land — Robert A. Heinlein
- Come Rain or Come Shine: Faber Stories — Kazuo Ishiguro
- Breasts and Eggs — Mieko Kawakami
- Independent People — Halldor Laxness
- Martin Eden — Jack London
- White Jacket, or, The World On a Man-of-War — Herman Melville
- Revulsion: Thomas Bernhard in San Salvador — Horacio Castellanos Moya
- Killing Commendatore — Haruki Murakami
- Bellefleur — Joyce Carol Oates
- Fresno Stories — William Saroyan
- Norte — Edmundo Paz Soldan
- Sanshiro — Natsume Soseki
- Flash and Filigree — Terry Southern
- As a Man Grows Older — Italo Svevo
- Slapstick or Lonesome No More! — Kurt Vonnegut
- The Forty Days of Musa Dagh — Franz Werfel
Note: Copy of A Suitable Boy was damaged; replaced by Killing Commendatore.