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Linda Hilton

Reader, Writer, Merciless Reviewer and Incurable Romantic


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Currently reading

The Summer Tree
Guy Gavriel Kay
Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America
Nancy MacLean
Progress: 134/574 pages
The Secular Scripture: A Study of the Structure of Romance
Northrop Frye
Progress: 43/200 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
The House of the Spirits
Isabel Allende

Reading progress update: I've read 10 out of 304 pages.

Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy - Christopher L. Hayes

My tendonitis is better, but now I think I'm coming down with a cold.


The list of non-fiction books I really want to read is horrendously long, and of course it grows each time I peruse the digital offerings from my public library.  Life being what it is, I often get a good start on these books but then never finish them.  Even though I should be out in the studio working on something or other for the next art show, I'm giving in to the vague cold symptoms with an afternoon on the couch, the laptop, and the library's free downloads.


I started with Chris Hayes's book for a variety of reasons, most important being that it's from the BT era (before trump) and I wanted to get some perspective.  Right away, things started jumping out at me:



That was in 2012 or so.  Less than a decade later, here we are.