Summer Reading

Summer Reading

So what are y'all reading this summer?

I enjoyed Mysteries by Knut Hamsun, and look forward to reading his others. Now I'm picking up Dostoevsky's The Gambler, the collected (and translated) Kafka, and Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man: so far this last is getting the most time. Oh, and, though it has few words, I "read" Flood! by Eric Drooker.

Also out from the library are more Dostoevsky, some of Bukowski's letters, Orwell's collected essays, a little volume of Voltaire, an essay on Aen. IV by R.G. Austin, 2001 Nights by Yukinobi Hoshino, a book about Chomsky, and a pretty good translation of Ovid's Amores, not to mention the several books I've recently come to own and look forward to reading.

And at the risk of continuing to sound like a pompous ass-hole, I'm also using the relative leisure to build Linux from scratch for my annual computing refreshment. You guys?



I'm finishing up Pynchon's V., then moving on to The Crying of Lot 49, before veering across to Roald Dahl and Feynman.
The Crying of Lot 49 was my first and favorite Pynchon; his other stuff I found harder to keep reading, though I haven't tried V. What by Roald Dahl do you plan on reading?
I'm finishing up a Chandler collection (only Playback left) then restarting Invisible Man once Trav is done with it.
I just finished re-reading the Twilight series in preparation for the movie. Then I re-read Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. Am currently in the midst of Stolen Time by Sunny Jacobs, then I have some trashy chicklit, and then I'm going to tackle Working with David Lange.
I was about to buy Candide but then decided to eat.