As much as I love this book, I’m excited to move onto one that doesn’t double as a doorstop or require multiple bookmarks. 300 pages to go. #books #reading #InfiniteJest (at Capital Region International Airport (LAN))
Rogue Ale House in Eugene, OR. Good brew, good food, good vibes. #oregon #rogue #books #beer (at Rogue Ales Public House & Brewery)
Had an amazing (and profitable) time in #Vegas. Now I’m spending time in the American Express Centurion Lounge at the airport. Excited to get home and see @kgduff! #travel #alcohol #fun #books
Reading Christopher Hitchens at 6:00am is the intellectual equivalent of, “morning wood.” #books #reading #atheism #religion (at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW))
What a way to start my year of reading. Franzen, known by me and the general public for his earlier book The Corrections, Freedomis fairly similar on a prosaic level. Both are epic family dramas that are Tolstoy-esque in scope. Both concern themselves with Midwestern folks who are dissected in a Lynchian way.This book, largely centered around the Berglund family’s woes, is less about family and more a scathing discourse on liberty as the greatest necessary evil. Now, of course, this isn’t exactly a revelatory statement as the theme is present in the book’s one-word title. But that isn’t the sole theme. In many respects, the book explores how even the most stable and “normal” people are broken. Broken, but not unfixable.
This monumental piece set my year up well. Freedom was one of those books that had me slowing down as I got closer to the end, not because the narrative became lethargic, but because it seemed a sin for it to be over.
Next up: The Visible Man by Chuck Klosterman
New day, same book. I can’t remember reading a book that has been so challenging, fascinating, and rewarding all at the same time. Still have another 400 pages, but I’m slowly making progress. “Infinite Jest,” is surely on its way to being one of my all time favorites. #reading #books #InfiniteJest #DFW #coffee (at Panera Bread)
Winding down after a long day of work in Los Angeles. #cocktail #drinks #books #LA (at Los Angeles)
The graffiti you find at Cornell University.
Most of my #books and #movies. I never feel at home without them, so my official move to Charlotte will be complete after these are unpacked!