Day 124 of the "What are you reading, and why?" project. My dad is reading The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge, by David McCullough, because he enjoys learning the history and background politics of great events. Dad is particularly fascinated by the figure of Boss Tweed, finally getting caught in various shenanigans, and thereby helping to tell the larger story of this great engineering feat.
Sounds like a good family story, too, as the son takes over work begun by his father, Washington Roebling.
And Father's Day is coming up, you all!
My mother has finished her latest book, so she is reading Glimmer Train and Granta, two of the print magazines she subscribes to. Glimmer Train is all stories, all the time. Granta is an always fascinating literary magazine, each issue generally exploring a particular theme, and I am lucky enough this year to have received a gift subscription to it from my parents.
Yes, my mom is reading the sex issue. Is it all sex, all the time? I asked, using different words.
"Yes," was her answer, after a pause to calculate. "Some were remotely about sex."