November 3, 2019, Sunday afternoon -- Reading Barbara Wertheim Tuchman

At a park on Potrero Hill overlooking the city and the hills on the other side of the valley
He is reading The Guns of August and The Proud Tower, by Barbara Wertheim Tuchman. The Guns of August is about the beginning of World War I and the author won a Pulitzer Prize for it. The Proud Tower is a collection of essays about different places in Europe and events leading up to World War I. He'd read The Proud Tower in high school. Before this book he was reading something by Margaret McMillan (I forgot which book), which compelled him to re-read Barbara Wertheim Tuchman. 

His favorite book is probably The Brothers Karamazov, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, which he read about 6 months ago and would like to re-read it.

Recently he read Five Days Gone, by Laura Cumming, about a child who disappeared from a small English costal town, and everyone in the town knew where the child had gone.

Next up he's planning on re-reading Ulysses, by James Joyce, which he read about 20 years ago.