random thoughts

Summer Reading List (Redux)


After all that I am not even reading anything from the list I posted last week.  It is probably not surprising to most of you experienced lurkers out there.  Most of what we see online is a ‘curated’ image of people.  What I post of my life follows this philosophy too.  There are so many things that I won’t write or post for a variety of reasons, and the items I do post are only what I want the ‘public’ (even if that public comprises relations and friends) to see about my experience.  I am quite sure that this is the reason depression skyrockets in adolescents (and adults) when the constant perusal of social media only shows images of perfect vacations, dream dates, exotic food and the like.  Ok, I admit, I don’t read overly negative content though I know it exists too which probably makes the depression quotient that much worse.

But I digress.

I think it is interesting to note that I am reading two books that came to me by chance, random magic, if you will.  The first book (with iced-coffee) is pictured above: The Dead Travel Fast: Stalking Vampires from Nosferatu to Count Chocula. If you are a history/vampire nerd like me– this is a great read.  I love Eric Nuzum’s tone and self-deprecating sense of humor.

Also, I am reading a chick-flik of a book in A Thousand Days in Venice by Marlena di Blasi.  I have to say it is quietly satisfying.  It is a slow burn of a book.

I am just noticing that other than Martian Chronicles and The Hound of the Baskervilles (which I have read/am reading for a tutoring client), I am reading quite a bit of non-fiction.  I think this is odd…but maybe I should not be too surprised. I find a lot of life pretty fascinating.  Fiction is great, but reality is more zany most of the time.