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– no longer continually updated –

  • My schedule includes much less reading time than I would like. And it seems when I’m doing housework or walking the dog, I prefer non-fiction podcasts to audio books. I’m a podcast junkie, actually. These are just the staples:

On Being
This American Life
Stuff You Should Know
Stuff You Missed in History Class
The Moth
The One You Feed

I’ve joked that everything I know I learned from podcasts. That’s not true. There is also everything I’ve learned, and have yet to learn from books.

“…[A] private library is not an ego-boosting appendage but a research tool. Read books are far less valuable than unread ones.” – Umberto Eco

“The library should contain as much of what you do not know as your financial means […] allows you to put there.”

I’ve tried to keep track of what I’ve read for reference purposes. But I’ve lost notebooks. Lost momentum.

So here is yet another attempt, to complement the Digressions & Marginalia category here on the blog.

Beginning in October, 2016:

The embarrassing, the pretentious, and the distracting:

[In progress this year: A Year with Rilke. Translated and edited by Joanna Macy & Anita Barrows]

. Ian McEwan (fiction)
Hillbilly Elegy. J.D. Vance (memoir)
Find a Way. Diana Nyad (memoir)
Hold Your Own. Kate Tempest (poetry)
Listening to the Light. Jim Pym (spirituality)
Einstein on the the b Kafka on the Shore. Haruki Murakami (novel)
Poetry as Survival. Gregory Orr (poetry theory)
Status Anxiety. Alain de Botton (non-fiction, pop-phil)
Louder Than Everything You Love. Nicole Rollender (poetry)
The Gut. Giulia Enders (non-fiction)

Aftershock. Robert Reich (non-fiction)


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