As the mercury begins to persistently hit the high nineties, the Broke and the Bookish inquire: what are your summer reading plans?
2. The Great Stagnation by Tyler Cowen just arrived in the post. The subtitle: How America Ate All the Low-Hanging Fruit of Modern History, Got Sick, and Will (Eventually) Get Better. I heard it discussed at length on a podcast, though I'm a trifle disappointed in its size: when I received the package in the mail I thought it was my Mills Brothers CD.
5. The Green Metropolis: Why Living Smaller, Living Closer, and Driving Less are the Keys to Sustainability, David Owen. Part of my on-going reading in urbanism, energy, and transportation.
7. 1493: Discovering the New World Columbus Created, Charles C. Mann. The sequel to his astonishing 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, this one tackles the beginnings of the global marketplace.
8. The Wild Life of Our Bodies: Predators, Parasites, and Partners that Shape Who We Are Today, Rob Dunn. We're all hosts to untold numbers of lifeforms...a veritable ecosystem on two legs, as it were.
9. Independence Day reading. Around the Fourth of July, I like to read something with an appropriate theme. This year I've got Founding Brothers: the Revolutionary Generation by Joseph Ellis in mind.
These will do for starters, anyway! How about yourself?