May Bibliolust

Like two months ago, the “books to review” stack is piling up again. As a result, this month’s s bibliolust is limited to books I will be reviewing in the coming weeks:

A Day in the Life: One Family, the Beautiful People, and the End of the Sixties, Robert Greenfield — Greenfield has long documented pop culture and rock music. This book traces one of London’s popular couples and their association with various music icons of the 60s and 70s.

Delete This at Your Peril: One Man’s Hilarious Exchanges with Internet Spammers, Bob Servant — I’ve always been a huge fan of spam baiters, the guys who string spammers along and even manage to turn the tables on some. I’m hoping this will be a humorous adventure along those same lines.

Detective Story, Imre Kert├ęsz — Fueling the continuing foreign lit addiction with the Hungarian author who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2002.

A Prayer for the Dying, Stewart O’Nan — A chance to read one of those books I probably should have read when it first came out. It’s supposedly rather dark but since life ain’t always sunshine and light, literature shouldn’t be either,

The Way of Herodotus: Travels with the Man Who Invented History, Justin Marozzi — Travel and history. Two of my favorite things.

We Are All Moors: Ending Centuries of Crusades against Muslims and Other Minorities, Anouar Majid — Surveying the 16th century to the present, this book looks at how Moors actually and symbolically represent scapegoated minorities. The fact the author is a professor at the University of Minnesota bolstered my interest.

So six books to read and review in the next few weeks. TI suspect that means I won’t get to the half dozen or so books I picked up thanks to a stop at a used book store in Omaha on Easter weekend. Lust. It will abide.

Of all the worldly passions, lust is the most intense. All other worldly passions seem to follow in its train.

Gautama Siddharta (Buddha), The Teachings of Buddha

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