Wednesday, October 12, 2011

This Week at the Library (12 October)

After reading several tomes in Will Durant's Story of Civilization series, I'm rather...full of epic history at the moment, particularly religious history, so I returned Christianity: the First Three Thousand Years for some lighter fare. I have three recent reviews waiting to be finished or written: The Lost Hero, Rick Riordan;  Sharpe's Fury, Bernard Cornwell; and The Complete Guide to Walking for Health, Fitness, and Weight Loss by Walking Magazine's Mark Fenton.

This week...

  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I'm in the mood for mysteries, but I put down a Harry Bosch novel because I'm tired of mysteries that start with corpses. Aren't there any authors who write non-murder mysteries?
  • The Age of Reason Begins, by Will Durant. It's only 600 pages, practically an airport novel after The Age of Faith and The Reformation....and it begins with Queen Elizabeth, which is promising. Looking forward to the dawn of Science and the Enlightenment. 
  • Active Living Every Day, by...Steven Blair, Andrew L. Dunn, Bess H. Marcus, Ruth Ann Carpenter, and Peter Jaret.   I've started getting up early and doing an hour of brisk walking in the mornings, and do another 30 or so minutes in the afternoon. My goal has been to create an active lifestyle to be maintained the rest of my life, and so I'm doing a little reading to educate myself.  

I also have The Odyssey.

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