Consider the continual political warfare among tea partiers, Democrats, Republicans, President Obama, members of Congress, and anyone else with a media megaphone over size of the deficit run up by the American government. You’d assume they were confident the government knew how much money it took in and how much it spent. You’d assume the government knew how to keep its checkbook in order.
I’m going to read 25 books over the next 30 days. At least that’s the plan.
And my goal is to share my reading with you.
It’s partially by design, partially by doctoral requirement. The PhD program I’m enrolled in requires three “field exams”—areas of specialty that I want to focus on as part of my doctoral work above and beyond the coursework I have to take.
My first, which I’m reading for over Christmas break, will focus on the way creative nonfiction writers write about place.
My list started out with twenty-eight books on it, but it’s grown a little over the past few days: Continue reading →