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Linda Hilton

Reader, Writer, Merciless Reviewer and Incurable Romantic

Currently reading

Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America
Nancy MacLean
Progress: 134/574 pages
Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy
Christopher L. Hayes
Progress: 17/304 pages
The Secular Scripture: A Study of the Structure of Romance
Northrop Frye
Progress: 43/200 pages
Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right
Arlie Russell Hochschild
Progress: 96/454 pages
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
Ibram X. Kendi
Progress: 22/750 pages
All the President's Men
Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward
Progress: 73/383 pages
Women's Gothic and Romantic Fiction: A Reference Guide (American Popular Culture)
Kay Mussell
Progress: 17/157 pages
The Looking-Glass Portrait
Linda Hilton
Really Neat Rocks: A casual introduction to the rocks & gems of Arizona and the lapidary arts
Linda Hilton
Progress: 61/61 pages
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
Jon Krakauer

Reading progress update: I've read 37 out of 263 pages.

The Making of Donald Trump - David Cay Johnston

Well, this book contains a lot -- A LOT -- of interesting material.  But the text itself is only 210 pages, which means each little nugget gets very little attention.  I would have liked to know more about . . . all of them.


I've listened to and watched David Cay Johnston on NPR and TV, and I greatly respect his knowledge and expertise.  Sadly, I have to admit he's not the greatest writer in the world.  The prose is kinda flat, especially given the material he has to work with.


At the same time, I'm reading Kurt Eichenwald's Newsweek portrait of the businessman (?) Trump, which probably contains some of the same information, but Eichenwald's style is far less dry.