Thursday, September 23, 2010

Booking through Thursday: Current

Booking through Thursday asks: What are you reading right now? What made you choose it? Are you enjoying it? Would you recommend it? (And, by all means, discuss everything, if you’re reading more than one thing!)

I checked out The Life of Greece by Will Durant two weeks ago, but have made little progress in it. I'd intended to read a little every night, like I did with Our Oriental Heritage, but my  reading ground to a halt in the chapters on Greece's colonies throughout the Med. I couldn't get started again until last night. 

I'm also reading from The Collected Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson: there are just under 20 essays inside, and I've been reading one a day. My reading is slow because I write so much down: Emerson is provacative. I've already recommended the book to several people on "Self Reliance" alone.

I'm also working through African Exodus, which is interesting so far, but I started reading Mary Roach's Stiff: the Curious Lives of Human Cadavers while stopped at a railroad crossing. I think it may demand my immediate attention. I spotted it while looking for a book on anatomy and physiology to answer a question for my father. For some reason he wants to  know about the connection between skin pores and sweat glands. Stiff is...oddly hilarious. 


  1. Stiff has been popping up a lot on the blogs I read and some magazine articles I have see lately too. That must be a sign that I am supposed to read it. Happy reading.

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