posted on Mar, 31 2019 @ 12:39 PM
Me and my new book: The Darkening Age: The Christian destruction of the classical world
(Catherine Nixey, Pan Books: 2017).
I got a gift card from family abroad for my birthday for the bookshop.
I browsed for almost three hours.
But does anybody know how hard it is to choose a new book these days?
Current books on politics you can get in the library, and soon they're dated.
A David Icke conspiracy tome? Nope, I can watch his lectures for free on YouTube.
Lavish coffee-table histories of the world that don't fit on the shelf - not really, have most of that sparse info in my children's books already.
I felt like Goldilocks - but I found something just right for now.
Lavishly illustrated, argumentative, and fits in my tog-bag.
Books on HIV/AIDS? Nothing new these days. Only one about the US epidemic I already own. Not even a queer section. Lots of South African army
autobiographies from the border war (well, for a long time men weren't allowed to legally talk about it) - in fact so many, they seem virtually
interchangeable. You could swear everybody was in the "Reccies" (reconnaissance)! But got some "mula" (money) left yet.
31-3-2019 by halfoldman because: (no reason given)