Unfortunately, the Lafayette bio I'm reading seems to be historically questionable. I haven't read very far into it, but the author, Harlow Unger, has presented some info about the importance of Lafayette's Masonic affiliation that seems a bit overdone. I'm checking it out, but Unger's presenting this material as straight fact without giving sources, and it contradicts what I've read elsewhere.
I'll finish the book, which tells a fascinating story, but I may end up giving this the same amount of credence I give Allan Eckert's books: Double check everything before passing it on.
I'm reading Black Snow by Mikhail Bulgakov. It's a sort of satirical/semi-autobiographical take on the pretension and self-indulgence of artists. Very funny, but I keep accidentally calling it Black Swan, which is very different. Or maybe not so different.
There is no such thing as a pitching prospect.
Just picked up What Technology Wants by Kevin Kelly from the library. I've found myself picking up lots nonfiction by Wired/Bay Area thinkers of late, for better or worse.
Race, Gender and Human Identity in a Diverse Societ, an anthology. 'course I'm teaching this starting Monday. One of my English classes was cancelled because of low enrollment, so I'm picking up a general ed class.
A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution by Orlando Figes.
Amazing book from my favorite historical period.
This is the time. The real Reds organization is back.
I subscribe to Baseball Digest. Here is a recent cover.
* Attended the 1990 and 2010 Reds Division clinchers *
Watched the 2012 Clincher on FOX.
*Bat Votto SECOND, please?*
"The Hall of Fame is there to keep alive the memory of people. You don't need to do that with people like Buck [O'Niel] and Joe [Nuxhall]. Nobody's forgetting those guys."
- Joe Posnanski
The Confession by John Grisham. Its another fantastic read by Grisham
Columbine by Dave Cullen
It's really remarkable how much the media twisted what happened in that school shooting. Nearly all of the popular narrative I took as fact was incorrect.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
Dead Time by Stephen White.
What if this is as good as it gets?
When I get caught-up with those two series, I intend to read the Michael Bennet series as well. Hopefully by then there will be more of the others.
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS
After spending the majority of the last few years on a strictly non-fiction diet, I was given a copy of "A Game of Thrones" -- which is apparently being made into an HBO miniseries -- by a friend.
I'm 100 pages in, and every character that's been introudced is more depressing than the last.
24 Years and Counting...