Thursday, April 30, 2020

Stay-at-home shelfie #34

Continuing with the nonfiction/history bookshelf, there is a lot of variety here, thought probably not anything that remotely follows Dewey Decimal Classification protocol. Across the top is Topsy, an incredibly depressing book that was a Christmas present from Joan and pairs well with the short novel The Only Harmless Great Thing.

We're Still Here by Jennifer M. Silva and Amity and Prosperity by Eliza Griswold make a decent thematic pair, I think. As do Solito, Solita, edited by Steven Mayers and Jonathan Freedman, and Enrique's Journey by Sonia Nazario.

Perhaps it would have been better, thematically, to have Truman Capote and Tom Wolfe side-by-side.

I went through a James Howard Kunstler phase, long since over, more than a decade ago, and these are the only two volumes I still have left from that time.

Two books about our civilization's mountains of garbage are followed by The Timeless Way of Building by Christopher W. Alexander, because why not?

I read Candyfreak more than a decade ago and found it absolutely delightful. I still haven't tried any Five Star Bars, though. Maybe I should get on that.

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