Wednesday, June 8, 2016


I was reading last night and time got away from me. I was almost to the end when I realized that I needed to set up my post for today and then get some sleep. I'll finish the final few pages today and have a book review for you tomorrow.

Have any of you read any good books lately?


Anonymous said...

Joe, can't leave you without a comment. I am just now reading Oliver Sacks, "On the Move: A Life," which is both fascinating and disturbing, proving what John Dryden wrote, "Great wits are to madness near allied And thin partitions do their bounds divide." Also his discussion of being gay (apparently the first time he acknowledged being so) is also fascinating and disturbing. He came out to his father at 18 when asked, requested that his father not to tell his mother, but he did so and his mother (a medical doctor, no less) denounced him and then never discussed the subject again. Clearly Sacks could not, until old age, establish a love relationship, being chaste for thirty-four years.

The Academic

another country said...

Just finished a new reading of "The Lost Language of Cranes" by David Leavitt. Enjoyed it immensely, probably more than when I first read it in the 1990s (I was much younger and inexperienced then).

another country said...

(By the same author, just bought "The Page Turner", "While England Sleeps". I'm halfway thru "Equal Affections", which I find difficult to return to every night, probably because of the rather uneven narrative construction and the lack of psychological depth of some of the characters. I'm looking forward to setting my teeth into the 2 new opuses which made it to my mail box this morning.)

Soul Yaoi said...

I am addicted to Lynn Flewelling's Nightrunner series.