Sunday, August 07, 2005


Beach books:

Bush on the Couch: Inside the Mind of the President by Justin A. Frank, M.D.

Braddock: The Rise of the Cinderella Man by Jim Hague

The Godless Constitution: The Case Against Religious Correctness by Isaac Kramnick and R. Laurence Moore

I usually bring a chess book, so I'll continue working through David Bronstein's coverage of the 1953 Zurich International Chess Tournament. His annotations are golden.

The young one and I, we're taking a break from C.S. Lewis but we will be thoroughly prepared when the anticipated new movie comes out at the end of the year. Instead we're reading-aloud Warriors: Into the Wild, by Erin Hunter, the beginning of a series about the Thunderclan and various other cats. It's a wonderful re-imagination of the local feral and pet cats that inhabit what appears to be an English countryside farm.

I am still moving up the metronome on Fernando Sor's Variations on a Theme From the Magic Flute, which I never played back in my college days, oddly. Searching still for some other fairly large piece to tackle, maybe a Dowland fantasie or a Weiss suite.

No work. No computer. No worries.

1 comment:

Jodie said...

I can't wait for that movie either. I'm glad to meet someone else who reads long books to children (although, trust me on this -- Lorna Doone is TOO long to read aloud). :)