Peripatetic, itinerant, eclectic musings about books, politics, history, language, culture, and anything else that interests me.
Now that I have finished reading The Making of a Lynching Culture, I’ve been looking through my library books to see what I want to read next. Here are the choices:
The Leopard Hat: A Daughter’s Journey by Valerie Steiker
George Orwell, In Front of Your Nose: 1945-50, Vol. 4 of his collected essays, journalism, and letters
Norman Mailer’s memoir on writing, The Spooky Art: Some Thoughts on Writing
And of course, since I listed it last, my next read will be Thirteen Books That Changed America. The 13 books are:
I must confess, I had never heard of Number 9 before. I had to look it up. I’ve never heard of Mary Antin, either. And I’m a bit surprised by Number 10 being on this list. I wouldn’t have thought Dale Carnegie’s book a “game-changer.”
I guess we will see.