Reading Update

Finished re-reading Roberto Bolaño’s “2666” / finished the third book of al-Shidyaq’s “Leg Over Leg” / finished “The Expeditions of Zebulon Montgomery PIke, Volume 2” by Pike himself / finished “The Geography of Rebels” by Maria Gabriela Llansol / finished “The Curious Case of Dassoukine’s Trousers” by Fouad Laroui / finished “Voroshilovgrad” by Serhiy Zhadan / finished “Mephisto’s Waltz: Stories” by Sergio Pitol / finished “The Awakening of the Soul” by Muhammad Ibn ‘Abd al-Mali Ibn Tufayl / have taken to loving thumbing through “Use the Right Word: A Modern Guide to Synonyms” (1968) / read hundreds of articles online / a couple issues of Paris Review / really enjoying an assortment of open access scientific journals / and I’ve recently discovered how amazing “Lapham’s Quarterly” is / currently reading “Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa” by David Livingstone (who has thus far turned out to be somewhat more open minded than I’d expected) / also currently reading “Calligraphy Lesson” by Mikhail Shishkin / on deck is “Grant” by Ron Chernow / “Vaseline Buddha” by Jung Young Moon / and probably a reread of “Seiobo There Below” by Laszlo Krasznahorkai / theres so much to read (and I’m a little embarrassed that this appears to be the extent of my reading for the last six months). Gotta get back at it.

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