Tuesday Reading Roundup

“A 13-year-old eagle huntress in Mongolia” by William Kremer. I cannot get over the photographs or the life this story contains.

“Avoiding Black Plague Today” by Iulia FilipBiology, history, present day outbreaks.

“Biologists Confirm God Evolved From Chimpanzee Deity” (The Onion)Masterful.

Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel–Finished! And wow. Final words: “There are no endings. If you think so you are deceived as to their nature. They are all beginnings. Here is one.”

“The Coats of Edward Gorey” by A.N. Devers. The story of an artist’s love affair with fur coats, and a writer’s attempt to get one of them for herself.

The Dark Knight Strikes Again by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley. Supposedly a sequel to Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, it feels more like a high-quality fragment of a sequel, with Varley’s art reminiscent of her work (again with Miller) on Ronin.

“Liberty University’s Provost Was a Senior Moonie Apostle and Collaborator” by James Duncan. Duncan has been detailing connections between leaders of Liberty University, Rev. Sun Myung Moon, and Benny Hinn in a number of recent posts. So strange to me that I don’t even understand why such connections would exist.

“My Rocky Time as a Woman Writer on SNL” by Carol Leifer. If SNL’s infamously vicious culture consistently produced great comedy, that would be one thing. However…

The Trinity by Augustine. Yes. Still reading it. Still enjoying it too.


Tuesday Reading Roundup has been a regular feature of this blog and its predecessor for several years. Entries must: 1) Have been read by me in the previous week; 2) Have been particularly interesting, thought- or conversation-provoking, and/or entertaining.