July 13th, 2017

dead battery Will Self new novel 'Phone'

'A Rebel In Defense Of Tradition: The Life and Politics of Dwight Macdonald' by Michael Wreszin

'A Moral Temper: The Letters of Dwight Macdonald' Edited with and Introduction by Michael Wreszin

'Phone' a novel by Will Self

'Shark' a novel by Will Self

'Umbrella' a novel by Will Self

'Psychogeography: Disentangling the Modern Conundrum of Psyche and Place' Words by Will Self Pictures by Ralph Steadman
  • Current Mood
    contemplative contemplative

one more time Used Book Haul

'Grassland: The History, Biology, Politics, and Promise of the American Prairie' by Richard Manning

'Fitzgerald: Novels and Stories 1920-1922 'This Side of Paradise', Flappers and Philosophers', The Beautiful and Damned, 'Tales of the Jazz Age' ' [The Library Of America]

'The World of Gerard Mercator: The Mapmaker Who Revolutionized Geography' by Andrew Taylor

'Martin Eden' a novel by Jack London

'The Unknown Matisse: A Life Of Henri Matisse: The Early Years, 1869-1908' biography by Hilary Spurling

'Paul Scott: A Life of the Author of The Raj Quartet' biography by Hilary Spurling

'The Raj Quartet: The Jewel In The Crown, The Day Of The Scorpion, The Towers Of Silence, A Division Of The Spoils' by Paul Scott

'La Grande Therese: The Greatest Scandal Of The Century' by Hilary Spurling
  • Current Mood
    contemplative contemplative

eternally lost in the land of Nod

It is in the death flow 12:58 PM Thursday afternoon. Outside this afternoon it is wet, humid, gray and ugly. Everything is soaked with rain. I do not think the ground can soak up any more water right now.

I just got back from visiting the library used books store The Book Nook. Even though I am no longer a volunteer at the Book Nook I still plan to check it out for used books at least once a week. I found three used books today at the Book Nook-

'The State We're In: Maine Stories' by Ann Beattie

'Machiavelli: A Biography' by Miles J. Unger

'Mary Cassatt: Modern Woman' Organized by Judith A. Barter [Art History, Biography]

When I got home I came here to our main computer to write in my four online diaries.

This morning I got up (what else could I do) around 7 o'clock AM. I made a fresh pot of coffee and ate a bowl of cereal while messing with our main computer. After messing with our main computer I wrote in my paper diary and read from a book I started rereading last night titled, 'The Art Of Wandering: The Writer As Walker' by Marlin Coverly.

Carol got home late from work because she had a class after work. She finally got to bed around 11:33 AM. She is off the next couple of nights. If the weather is sunny tomorrow I might go with her to Grand Rapids to get hardware for our new doors.

Not much else to report. I do not want to go into what I did last night except to mention I made two videos for my BookTube channel and that I watched on PBS a program on the American writer James Baldwin. I went to bed late and now I am feeling very sleepy. I will close to wait for it to happen.

I suppose I should mention that I got in the mail yesterday the new novel 'Phone' by Will Self. I also had delivered by UPS a reissue of the CD 'Kentucky' by Panopticon.
  • Current Music
    Panopticon 'Kentucky'