August 9th, 2020

books, books, & Moby-Dick



books, books, & Moby-Dick

'Samuel Johnson: A Biography' By Peter Martin

'Dr Johnson & Mr Savage' biography By Richard Holmes

'A Wicked Company: The Forgotten Radicalism of the European Enlightenment' By Philipp Blom

'Hunters In The Dark' A Novel By Lawrence Osborne

'The Devil Drives: A Life of Sir Richard Burton' a biography By Fawn M. Brodie

'G. H. Lewes: A Life' By Rosemary Ashton

'George Eliot: A Life' By Rosemary Ashton

'Moby-Dick, or The Whale' A Novel By Herman Melville

'Why Read Moby-Dick?' By Nathaniel Philbrick
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-Pz7YtJCco

'In the Heart of the Sea: The Epic True Story That Inspirited Moby-Dick' By Nathaniel Philbrick

'Revenge of the Whale: The True Story Of The Whaleship Essex' By Nathaniel Philbrick

'Melville: His World and Work' biography By Andrew Delbranco

'Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America' By Eric Jay Dolin

'Dissident Gardens' A Novel By Jonathan Lethem (I had a paperback, Carol found me a nice hardback edition in perfect condition)

'The War Memoirs of Charles de Gaulle: Unity 1942-1944'

'The Conquerors: Roosevelt, Truman and the Destruction of Hitler's Germany 1941-1945' By Michael Beschloss

'The Closed Circle' A Novel By Jonathan Coe (I had a paperback of this novel, the edition Carol found is a hardback in perfect condition)

'For Your Eye Alone: The Letters of Robertson Davies' Robertson Davies Edited By Judith Skelton Grant (this edition is a nice hardback edition, the edition I had was a paperback)

'Chronic City' A Novel By Jonathan Lethem hardback edition with dust jacket (the edition I had was a hardback but no dust jacket)
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    Garerea 'Limbo'

struggling, angry soul on the ragged edge of society

I just realized I had not written anything today/Sunday in my online diaries. I got so caught up in reading today, 'The Life of Samuel Johnson' by James Boswell that I totally forgot to write in my online diaries. I have written today four pages in my paper diary thus far.

I got up this morning around 7:15 AM. When I got up Carol was about to get ready to go for her morning walk. She wanted to walk before it got humid outside. Today has been a very hot and humid day here in West Michigan.

Basically what I did all day was read 'The Life of Samuel Johnson' and write in my 2020 paper diary. I did film a video this morning while Carol was gone to Covenant PCA.

My wife slept all afternoon and I sat in our dining room writing and reading. The day went by quietly.

Last night we watched a movie and went to bed around 10:15 PM.

This week we go into the middle of the month of August 2020/late Summer. I will close to read some more of 'The Life of Samuel Johnson'.
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    tired tired