The Real Life of the Parthenon (Patricia Vigderman) is about the Elgin Marbles and the pros and cons of where they now reside. Do we keep works of art on sight or in museums in some far off land? A subject so complicated that I can only read a few pages at a time.
Then there is Waking Up White: Finding Myself in the Story of Race (Debby Irving) which gives me much to absorb. It’s not easy to admit that growing up white I have been, and continue to be, complicit in my country’s and the world’s racism. For this one it’s a chapter at a time.
To Time to Spare offers a compilation of Ursula Le Guin’s blog posts of when she was in her eighties. A post at a time works well.
I’m skimming Something Old, Something New: Classic Recipes Revised (Tamar Adler).
Finally there is a novel, a good read although depressing. Every Note Played (Lisa Genova) is about a man who has ALS and his ex-wife who takes him back into their home to care for him.I can keep turning the pages, and for sure, no need to read every word.
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