I'm working up the nerve to tell my husband that I need to retire soon. I know it's fiscally irresponsible and it will mean he'll have to work extra hours to make up the difference. Still, it's the only way I'm ever going to make it through my every expanding list of books I want to read. Wish me luck.
Meanwhile, I'm adding more books to my wish list this week. For an industry that's supposedly dying, the publishing industry keeps putting out a lot of new product!
Just in time for football season (isn't it funny how that happens?) is The System: The Glory and Scandal of Big-Time College Football by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian:
But behind this glittering success are darker truths: “athlete-students” working essentially full-time jobs with no share in the oceans of money; players who often don’t graduate and end their careers with broken bodies; “janitors” who clean up player misconduct; football “hostesses” willing to do whatever it takes to land a top recruit; seven-figure black box recruiting slush funds. And this: Despite the millions of dollars pouring into the game, 90 percent of major athletic departments still lose money. Yet schools remain caught up in an ever-escalating “arms race”—at the expense of academic scholarships, facilities and faculty.
Because it's Paris and because someday I'm going there, Paris by Edward Rutherford:
Paul Harding won the Pulitzer Prize for his debut novel Tinkers which I will get around to reading soon. Of course, I might as well have his latest, Enon, waiting to follow that up.
What have you added to your wish list lately?