Sunday, January 11, 2009

Wine reading

I bought a few books early December, and I'm ashamed to say I'm very behind in my reading. Leisure reading, that is.

I have a few books on wine that I need to read. Professor Emile Peynaud's Le Goût du Vin. A collection of philosophical essays on wine. I don't want to skim through these books, because skimming is reserved for Time Magazine and economics textbooks. And this topic deserves my full attention.

I also bought several books on Kissinger and his politics. A book that he wrote himself, on the history of 18th of 19th century European politics. A book on the momentous 1972 summit with China. And another book on the previously secret transcripts of the talks he conducted, leading to the meeting with China. Fascinating subject. The more I read about Kissinger, the more I'm disillusioned with the state of politics we have now in this country.

Now....all I need is a few days off, and (several) bottles of wine to get through this literature. I need a reading week of my own..............


Blogger's note:

Can I be even more vague? Writing about a book list without even including the names of the books? Many apologies.

Barry Smith, Jancis Robinson, et al: Questions of Taste: The Philosophy of Wine
Emily Peynaud: Le Goût du Vin
Margaret MacMillan: Nixon in China: The Week that Changed the World
William Burr: The Kissinger Transcripts
Henry Kissinger: Diplomacy

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