I’ve been in a somewhat different reading block the last few weeks. It isn’t that I don’t like the books I’m currently reading, I just can’t hold my concentration. I think that is also reflected by the shortness of last month’s and this moth’s bibliolust. Right now, there’s really only two things on my list:
- Daemon by Daniel Suarez, a cyber-thriller that not only has great blog cred but made this month’s Indie Next List.
- Dope Menace: The Sensational World of Drug Paperbacks by Stephen J. Gertz. It seems that the publisher, Feral House, each year has several contemporary culture books whose subject piques my interest for whatever reason. This is the latest.
As for what I’ve lusted for the last few months, only a few are still on the list. From December, I’m on the library’s “hold” list for The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression by Amity Shlaes. As for November, both Prescription for a Superior Existence by Josh Emmons and Society without God: What the Least Religious Nations Can Tell Us About Contentment by Phil Zuckerman remain on the wish list as they’re not available at the local library or bookstore.
Each item on the September and October lists, however, have either been read or started and abandoned. The abandonment of some items proves once again that lust and love are not synonymous.
It is perfectly okay to write garbage — as long as you edit brilliantly.