My revised list for the rest of the year

I went to Powell’s Wednesday and adjusted my list slightly. I took off “The Power of Myth” because it turns out to be a transcript of the TV series. I may just NetFlix the series. But joy of joys I found a new novel by Richard Russo

  1. Rhino Ranch. Larry McMurtry. Just got it from Amazon. I want to see what happens to Duane. I may need to re-read The Last Picture Show to bring myself back to speed.
  2. That Old Cape Magic. Richard Russo. A new Richard Russo novel; I’ll be reading that as soon as it gets here!
  3. Girls Like Us Sheila Weller. A biography of Carol King, Carly Simon, and Joni Mitchell. I’m thinking it will be an interesting view of the 70’s.
  4. A Briefer History of Time by Stephen Hawking. I figure I’ll be lost about 1/2 way through the 1st sentence.
  5. Friday Night Lights by H. G. Bissinger. I liked Three Nights in August so I thought this might be fun to read sometime in September or October
  6. Some more Elmore Leonard
  7. The Fifties by David Halberstam. I’ve read lots of his stuff and love how he makes a book out of a bunch of really good long essays about topics (and tying them altogether). This will be a good book for winter; long nights and some time off from work will give me a good chance to dive in.

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