|WHAT I'M READING||READING NOW|
i try to make reading a daily part of my existence. there are a number of reasons for this but i imagine you're interested in exactly zero of them. so deem yourself spared.
as for how i choose what to read, i use a genre-based rotation. the rotation changes from time to time but below is the present pattern:
POPULAR FICTION (e.g. ken follet, dan brown, john grisham)
CLASSIC LITERATURE (e.g. alexandre dumas, victor hugo, charles dickens)
SCI-FI/FANTASY (e.g. isaac asimov, orson scott card, robert heinlein)
PHILOSOPHICAL (anything from raw philosophy to the merits of bhudism)
MODERN LITERATURE (e.g. upton sinclair, william faulkner, theodore dreiser)
INSTRUCTIONAL (something towards making a better me)
HISTORICAL BEST-SELLER (from the kahn reading project)
NON-FICTION (e.g. michael lewis, jon krakauer, bill bryson)
the purpose of the above serpentine is rut and glut avoidance. i am desperate to not become a boorish one-category reader and i also love (!!!) the sweeping arcs of subject matter landscapes this practice forces my mind to ambulate through. from a fox hole in WWII europe to solar systems not yet seen (and in times not yet conceived) to how to make your child laugh more to the roman forum at its peak the potential behind this exercise offers limitless candy and vitamins for your mind (and soul).
if you think i'm missing a category, i'd appreciate to hear your argument. and, i'm ever interested in hearing about people's favorite reads, so please hit me up with yours.
The Three Musketeers
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with this book, phillip roth will become my most read author in the last ten years except for j.k. rowling. but please have a heart and don't make me count the rowling series. i was momentarily weak but have since recovered.
no one will ever accuse phillip roth of being a conventional storyteller. it'll just never happen. i've now read three of his books and each one dealt with off the wall topics. sure, there are veins of consistency, but overall everything is quite distinct. and out there. but the direction and subject matter of his narratives is irrelevant because no one will accuse roth of being a pedestrian connector of words. his descriptions are just too wonderfully detailed and thoughtful and fearless. there's not a topic he could choose that could keep me away from experiencing how he chooses to tell it.
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