Total Books Read: 7
# of pages read: 463
# of hours listened: 174 hours 30 minutes
- These Things Happen by Richard Kramer: November was a tough month for me and I missed my review deadline for this, but I’m working on it now and hope it publish it this week.
- The Passage of Power (The Years of Lyndon Johnson #4) by Robert A. Caro (audio): So after getting completely sucked in by Caro’s amazing writing style and portrayal of LBJ as Vice President and then eventually president, I found out that if Caro, who is 77, dies before he finishes the last book in this series, IT’S TO REMAIN UNFINISHED AS WRITTEN IN HIS WILL. I can’t even deal.
- The Heart Has Its Reasons: Young Adult Literature with Gay/Lesbian/Queer Content, 1969-2004 by Michael Cart and Christine Jenkins: You know what I like more than LGBT young adult books? Analysis of LGBT young adult books. I have a post about The Heart Has Its Reasons in the works and it’s a doozy.
- Master of the Senate (The Years of Lyndon Johnson #3) by Robert A. Caro (audio): Reading the books out of order doesn’t matter and ohhh how fantastic they are.
- Supreme Power: Franklin Roosevelt vs. the Supreme Court by Jeff Sheshol (audio): A look at FDR’s court-packing plan. Not nearly as action filled as MASTER OF THE SENATE or THE PASSAGE OF POWER.
- Joseph Anton by Salman Rushdie (audio): So I realized that the only way British folks know how to do an American accent is to speak kind of like George W. Bush if he had gotten dental work a few hours before hand. It’s really disconcerting to hear them read a JFK quote in a GWB accent. (Side note: All presidents should have catchy initials. I’m looking at you, BHO.)
- Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America by Rick Perlstein (audio): A re-read because after reading about how much of a jerk LBJ was I lost my amused enjoyment of the crazy paranoia that defined Nixon. Re-reading the fantastic Nixonland didn’t help, but it did make everything written in it a lot more depressing.
I have currently lost my ability to read print, ie I’ve read maybe two pages of three different books in the past two weeks or so and I don’t remember any of it. Sad times.
I really love December and I really, really love Christmas themed things and I don’t mind admitting that.
Side note: This post, slim as it may be, is dedicated to Clare because she gives the best pep talks.