We sweltered this weekend. Many of us sweltered without power as the biggest non-hurricane power loss hit the DC region. The first thing we all read was our dictionary so we could figure out what the heck a ”Derecho” is.
Perhaps because reading is still a low-tech affair, some of us did manage to keep reading through the heat. Analyst Sarah Rosenberg is reading The Art of Fielding and Maine. She’s also tucked Jo Nesbo’s The Leopard into her beach bag.
Reader Bridget Kelly writes that she’s reading Mindset by Carol Dweck and interspersing it with Margaret Atwood’s The Blind Assassin, which makes for good poolside reading.
Like a lot of people who were surprised by the Supreme Court’s decision, Susan Headden says she read “Way too much about the Affordable Care Act” last week. In addition to The History of Love, which is turning into a summer-long project, I also read the New Yorker article on drug cartels in Mexico, especially insightful in view of yesterday’s election.
And if you haven’t seen these yet, you’ll be enchanted by the Lizzie Bennet Diaries on YouTube, in which Jane Austen’s favorite heroine gets a modern update.
That’s what we’re reading. You?