According to Joseph Addison:
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
With the abundance of minds that come and go about the Core office, we from time to timecollect a list of what current students are reading. Seldom are we disappointed by the variety of experiences. On a recent Tuesday morning, here are the responses given to our inquiry, by people hanging about CAS 119:
- Radhika Akhil, CAS ’16, is currently reading Murder as a Fine Art by David Morell, published by Mulholland Books; the book follows Thomas de Quincey as a suspect in a series of ferocious mass murders in London.
- Femke Hermse, CAS ’18, is currently reading Shifting Sands by Joel Migdal, published by Columbia University Press; the book analyzes the approach of U.S. officials toward the Middle East since World War II.
- Dana Barnes, CAS ’16, is currently occupied by My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem, published by Random House; the book presents an account of Steinem’s life as a traveler and activist.
- Justin Lievano, CAS ’16, is reading The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton, published by Dover Publications; Wharton’s first literary success, it presents a tragic love story amidst the New York society of the early twentieth century.
- Yanni Metaxas, CAS ’18, is reading Bangkok Haunts by John Burdett, published by Vintage; it follows the adventure of a Thai police detective.
- Zak Bos, GRS 2012, is currently reading The Taste of Angels by Francis Henry Taylor, published by Little, Brown; it presents a history of art collecting.
- Priest Gooding, CAS ’18, only recently completed reading The Search for Truth About Islam by Ben Daniel, published by Westminster John Knox Press; the book follows Christian pastor Ben Daniel as he attempts to alleviate the fears of Islam prevalent among many modern Americans.
- Dr. Robin Stevens is currently re-reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series by Stieg Larsson, published by Vintage Crime/Black Lizard; the first book follows the disappearance of a young woman.
- Dr. Kyna Hamill is reading A Glass of Blessings by Barbara Pym, published by Open Road Media; the novel tracks the bored and unsatisfied Wilmet Forsyth when her life takes a turn.
Keep reading, folks.