It’s been a long week. Working on the Holiiday Hundred (books that my store features for the holidays, usually what we consider the best books of the year) and staying up late to watch the Red Sox. I find that I’m too anxious to watch the games directly so I’ll read while in front of the television. Of course, this ends up with some really half ass reading.
I’ve hit a reading dead zone anyway. I’ve got piles and shelves of books, but none are screaming out to me “read me!” right now. Perhaps I need to read some non-fiction. I’ve got Steven Johnson’s Ghost Map about the cholera outbreak in 1854 and Mary Beard’s Roman Triumph. Aside from having a gorgeous cover, Beard’s book will fulfill my nerdy need to keep up with classics. Is anyone out there reading anything good?