Sunday, November 18, 2012

100 Books

Thanks to goodreads I have a visible metric to chart my reading. Such has been my progress. One third of my completed books have been in translation. One third of those are from the French. Most of the 19th Century novels were also from the French.

That said, most of what I complete remains novels from the Anglo-American world. Not many Russians so far this year and only one German.

Today I completed Laura Warholic: The Sexual Intellectual, a nearly 900 page doorstopper from Alexander Theroux. I remain uncertain as to where to proceed next.

Friday, November 09, 2012

Cures and Questions

The election is over. Matters persist. Life lists and drifts. I likely read less this past week than any this year. The election, Champions League and a zealous patch of congestion left me sprawling. Reading Alexander Theroux's Laura Warholic and Balzac's A Harlot High and Low concurrently also left me akimbo.

Here's to changes and new opportunities-- in the Premier League. We imbibe claret (Aston Villa) while the other heavies  trade blows.