Books I’m Reading
— on Kindle, a Fu Manchu novel. I am growing more and more fond of old pulp novels. But it is startling sometimes to read the accepted (and constant, in this book) bigotry of those times. However, I still read Agatha Christie and you’ll run into that there, too.
— The Lost World Of Genesis One, by John Walton. This is about the book of Genesis and the Old Testament. I am fascinated by creation literature and this professor, who is a Christian, is a wonderful and logical analyzer of ancient writings and how to look at them carefully. This book actually answers things I did not get out of literature courses on the Bible, like what to think about the idea that there may have been “raw material” around before the acts of creation that are described in Genesis. I am also obsessed with chaos monsters in literature.
— Paradigms Lost, by John Casti. Sigh. I’m trying, anyway, it was a book of my brother’s and my brain is just not that good. So every so often I’ll try a bit more.
— The Young Visiters, by Daisy Ashford. This is a famous — and hilarious — romance novel written a long time ago by a 10-year-old girl. I’ve been rereading it and trying to figure out how a little kid did this and I can’t manage to start a romance novel. Also, it is so funny people should read it out loud to one another. Of course she was not trying to be funny.
— John Brown’s Body, by Benet. Never read it and just started. It is difficult when you are going through many boxes of books, trying to sell/donate/toss and be done with them, not to think that you have them here and you should them while you can. So many books I’ve ignored. Good thing most of the books are stupid 80s economic things and best-seller crap.