Well, my plan to read Good Omens fell apart when it became apparent that my husband’s copy had walked off, and I didn’t get a chance to go pick it up from the library or the bookstore. Instead, I’ve been reading Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States, an undertaking that I will post here in installments because it is mammoth.
I’ve read the first 5 chapters and, while I appreciate the level of detail Zinn includes in the account of Europeans’ first contact in the Americas, plus the run-up to the Constitution, I find myself losing track of dates and significant events. I do really like the fact that he’s telling an alternative/radical history of the United States, one that departs from the “Columbus and the Founding Fathers are heroes” party line, and I look forward to seeing what he has to say about the Gilded Age, Vietnam, and the Reagan administration.
For next week: Homeward Bound, by Emily Matchar.