Thursday, February 19, 2009
Cleaning Up the Reading List
If you take a look at the "What I'm Currently Reading" sidebar you will see that I just finished Colin Calloway's excellent book The Scratch of a Pen. In keeping with the theme, I have decided that I will now pick up Fred Anderson's The War That Made America: A Short History of the French and Indian War. I'm not exactly sure why I've gotten onto this F&I War trend, but I guess maybe it's a break from the type of stuff that I usually read. The Calloway book was really an easy read, and I'm hoping for the same with Anderson's work. Also note, that I have removed James Volo's Blue Water Patriots from the list. There's nothing at all wrong with the book, but almost immediately after I started reading it, other things caught my interest and I've not been able to return to it with any enthusiasm. I'll have to pick it back up at a later date.