Reading Wednesday: Novels, Memoirs and Classics

Another week, and new books to absorb along the way. I finish Helms Deep and begin Gondor, pedaling away while I soak up stories…

  • Juror #3 (Patterson)
  • Trophy Hunt (Box)
  • Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing (Perry)
  • The Phantom Tollbooth (Juster)

“… they never appointed a new Which, and that explains why today people use as many words as they can and think themselves very wise for doing so. For always remember that while it is wrong to use too few, it is often far worse to use too many.”

The Phantom Tollbooth
  • The Sweetness of Water (Harris)
  • The Metamorphosis (Kafka)
  • The Grapes of Wrath (Steinbeck)

The great owners, striking at the immediate thing, the widening government, the growing labor unity; striking at new taxes, at plans; not knowing these things are results, not causes. Results, not causes; results, not causes. The causes lie deep and simply—the causes are a hunger in a stomach, multiplied a million times; a hunger in a single soul, hunger for joy and some security, multiplied a million times; muscles and mind aching to grow, to work, to create, multiplied a million times.

The Grapes of Wrath

I have a list of more classics to get through, a few more paperbacks in the stack, and am close to maxing out my number of books on hold from the library.


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