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Attacking the To Read Tower, book by book.

Currently reading

The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun
Gretchen Rubin
The Road to Emmaus: Poems
Spencer Reece
Brief Encounters with Che Guevara: Stories
Ben Fountain
Ned Beauman
The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America
George Packer
"From London to Archangel"

There are leagues of waves to cross first. We set forth
in July, when the days will hold all we need:
ships, men, ropes, swear-words, stinks, the sun above all,


beds, chairs, two trumpets, twelve footmen, a chaplain,
six pages, a chirurgeon, one more fellow


who can dip a pen, write our way in and out.



— Matthew Francis, from "Muscovy"

The Forward Book of Poetry 2014