December 21st, 2018

What I Read During The Year 2018 cont.

December 2018
'The Works of William Perkins' Volume 6 'A Golden Chain'
'The Invented Part' a novel by Rodrigo Fresan
'Ocean Of Light: Contemplation, Transformation, and Liberation' by Martin Laird
'Reformed Preaching' by Joel R. Beeke
'Moonglow' a novel by Michael Chabon
'The Collected Works of St John of the Cross'
'The William H. Gass Reader'
'Let Me Be Frank With You' a novel by Richard Ford
'The Stories (So Far) Of Deborah Eisenberg'
'Human Nature from Calvin to Edwards' by Paul Helm
'John' Interpreted by Early Christian and Medieval Commentators
'John 1-12' New Testament IV Reformation Commentary On Scripture
'The End of Mr. Y' novel by Scarlett Thomas
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    exhausted exhausted

Einstein's theory of special relativity

It is in the death flow 2:46 PM Friday afternoon. It is a cold damp gray day here in west Michigan. It is not snowing or raining right now, so that is good news. I am falling asleep as I type these words so I better get to the point.

I have had thus far a normal day. Nothing dramatic has happened today. Basically the same old shit. I got up this morning around 6:15 AM (Carol had gotten up around 3:30 AM). When I got up I ate a bowl of cereal and then messed with our main computer. After messing with our main computer I wrote in my paper diary and dozed till it was time for me to go to the library used bookstore to volunteer for three hours. I left for the Book Nook around 9:40 AM and was home by 1:10 PM. I ate lunch and then went and picked up an order of coffee beans. Carol is sleeping presently and I feel sick tired blown out wasted.

At the Book Nook when not helping people I read the novel, 'The End Of Mr. Y' by Scarlett Thomas. I brought home from the Book Nook these used books to ADD to our library-

"Old Friends: Personal Recollections' by Clive Bell

'Letters Of Leonard Woolf' Edited By Frederic Spotts

'Thomas Mann: A Life' biography by Donald Prater

'Jackson Pollack: An American Saga' biography by Steven Naifeh & Gregory Whitesmith

'Virginia Woolf: A Biography' Volume One Virginia Stephen 1882-1912 by Quentin Bell

'Virginia Woolf: A Biography Volume Two Mrs. Woolf 1912-1941 by Quentin Bell

So Time keeps rolling along. Last night Carol went to bed early and read late into the night from a book titled, 'The William H. Gass Reader'. Now it is a late Friday afternoon. I need to close before I pass out from exhaustion.
  • Current Music
    Yob 'Our Raw Heart'

my favorite reads of the Year 2018

I listed all the books I read throughout the Year 2018. Now I am not implying that I read all these books from the beginning to the end. I read these books throughout the year and most of them I never finished reading. As I have stated many times here I enjoy the activity of reading books and not finishing them. It does not bother me if I start reading a book and never finish it. I like flowing with the words. So here is a list of the books I enjoyed most reading during the Year 2018. I am listing these books with no order of most favorite to the least favorite. Picture in your mind just a stack of books on a desk and read the titles from the bottom up-

'The Stories (So Far) Of Deborah Eisenberg'

'Interpreting Scripture with the Great Tradition: Recovering the Genius of Premodern Exegesis' by Craig A. Carter

'The Lonely City: Adventures In The Art Of Being Alone' a memoir by Olivia Laing

'How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence' by Michael Pollan

'Darkmans' a novel by Nicola Barker

'I Will Be Complete' A Memoir by Glen David Gold

'The William H. Gass Reader'

'The Adventures And Misadventures Of Maqroll' seven tales by Alvaro Mutis Translation By Edith Grossman

'Grounded In Heaven: Recentering Christian Hope and Life on God' by Michael Allen

'American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic' biography by Victoria Johnson

'The Invented Part' a novel by Rodrigo Fresan Translated From The Spanish By Will Vanderhyden

'The Invention of Nature: Alexander Von Humbolt's New World' biography by Adrea Wulf
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    exhausted exhausted