“Christendom Destroyed, Europe 1717-1648” by Mark Greengrass, Viking, 2014
“Cervantes, a Biography” by William Byron, Paragon House, 1978
Why mention this in a blog? For one thing this blog is not very busy. It has not been sponsored by a moneyed agenda or analyzed with Google Ads. I am the only reader, as far as I can prove. This posting is an exercise, shades of Anne Lamont who recommended writing to writers who want to write.
My talking about writing has been going on since my stillborn graduation from college over 5 years ago. This good book is hitting so many points in my own thinking and talking that I know I must finish it before I get back to my roman a clef about John and Mike.
Could be that I am not a writer after all. My talking about writing may be a coping skill that I invented in order to save face upon graduating into a vacuum.
As long as the domain name and site server has been paid for I can at least use the blog as a personal journal.