What are you reading?
Asked at Asked at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont on November 15, 2011
“A translation of the Iliad. I was inspired to read it by the Greek poetry series here and a talk by (KU professor) Stanley Lombardo. His translation is really great. ”
“I’m a Western buff. I was just looking for Diana Palmer to start reading.”
““Popular Crime” by Bill James — I read his baseball encyclopedia and was a fan. This is about how popular crime has an impact on society. It’s interesting to look at cultural effects throughout America.”
“‘Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia’ by Michael Korda — I’m really interested in him and what he accomplished. ”
“‘The Octopus: A Story of California’ by Frank Norris — “I read it years ago. I picked it up recently and realized, actually, I didn’t read it at all. I’m also reading ‘Parting the Waters’ about MLK, a book about John Brown and several textbooks on aviation.””