Reading

Brief note on what I’m reading

Wanted to post a brief note on things I’m reading lately since I am in the middle of several larger books so won’t be adding much new to my ‘finished’ pile for a few weeks.

I’m almost halfway through a great collection of 12 essays on the history of Wall Street and the financial world that swirls around it entitled Business Adventures by John Brooks.  he wrote for The New Yorker and this book collects some very well written pieces about topics as diverse as corporate social responsibility, insider trading, the IRS, and stock volatility.  I’m slowly making my way through these essays but it will be a month or so before I’m done I expect.

I’m not quite halfway through with an awesome two-part graphic novel or collected trade volume of Fear Agent by Rick Remender and Jerome Opena.  I’ve been tweeting about some of the incredible art and cool story telling but here again the book is long enough that I’m not likely to wrap it up any time soon.

Finally, this weekend I embarked on the monumental task of reading David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest.  Written 20 years ago this massive novel is hilarious and engaging right from the start; but at roughly 1000 pages it is definitely going to take me some time to read – and probably even longer to digest.

I’ll continue reading few shorter things along the way, but these three tomes will occupy much of my reading time for the next couple of months.  In the meantime, if you want to know something I’m NOT reading look for a post here later this week.  Hope that sounds intriguing.  I’d love to hear what you all are reading so feel free to post it in the comments or hit me up on Twitter @asbiv

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