Saturday, March 19, 2016

What would you like to read?

Now that we have gotten over American Colonies, maybe we should try another book reading group?  Hamilton is all the rage with his broadway musical.  It is based on Chernow's 2005 biography.  There's the more recent War of Two, by John Sedgwick, which treats the parallel lives of Hamilton and Burr.

With all the fuss being made over the empty Supreme Court seat, I'm inclined to read Notorious RBG, which looks like it could be a lot of fun. At 83, you figure Judge Ruth Ginsburg doesn't have too many more years on the bench herself, so Bernie shouldn't be fretting over not being able to pick a USSC justice himself, not that he is likely to have the chance to do so.

But, our choice doesn't necessarily have to be political.  All the Wild that Remains looks like a very good book.  I'm a big fan of Wallace Stegner and Edward Abbey, and their visions of the American West.

Any other suggestions?


  1. Howdy - it's been a while since I've ventured here. Looks like the old crowd has gone the way of the Romans. This in all likelihood due to old age. As for me, I use audio books because my eyes have worn out from age & overuse. Been reading mostly fiction, especially magazines such as Good Old Days and Grit.

  2. It does get kind of lonely in here. A lot of hits but very few comments. Not reading much in the way of history myself these days. Wrapped up in current events as far as this blog goes. Maybe that scared away some folks.

    1. Your political comments are 100% spot on. So keep up the good work.

  3. Thanks Trip, but it would be fun to have a group read again.