Today I returned a few books unread -- Catholics and the Holy Bible, since I've gotten tired of the subject: The Middle East and The First Salute because I wasn't as interested in them as I thought I was (I'll probably return to Salute in July, as part of my usual Independence Day reading), and Evolution and Society. While a collection of essays from scientists applying the idea of evolution -- change through time -- to their various disciplines appealed to me, the first few essays were very dry and I never got into it. For some reason I'm in the mood to read stories, so most of this week looks to be fiction.
- To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee. I'm not sure how I managed to get out of high school without ever reading this, a classic of southern literature, but I did and so I have no idea why people keep praising Atticus Finch. But I'm going to find out.
- Guns, Ed McBain. For some reason I've been enjoying cop stories, and this fellow is apparantly famous for his 87th precinct series. I don't know if this is connected or not, but it had a fairly straightforward title.
- Sharpe's Tiger, Bernard Cornwell. I think this is where Sharpe saves Wellesley's life and begins to rise in the ranks.
And because all play and no work makes smellincoffee a vacuous boy,...
- Earth Science Made Simple, Edward F. Albin. This series is usually pretty good, so I'm hoping to bone up on my rocks and weather.