Overdue, version 1: I haven’t posted in a hound’s age. (I believe that is a long time.)
Overdue, version 2: I finished several books in early December and still haven’t written them down.
Overdue, version 3: I’ve selected and started reading a whole stack of non-fiction but haven’t actually finished an entire book in more than a month. I blame my knitting.
Overdue, version 4: I pulled my usual stunt of missing the first week of January (it always slips by so fast!) and therefore ended up with a massive stack of overdue books, most of which were for this project and most of which (see Overdue, version 3) were unfinished. I have not yet faced my fines, but I rest easy in the knowledge that with my fines I am a strong supporter– nay, a full-fledged benefactor!– of my local library.
The books that I was considering and/or am in the midst of reading are:
320.6096 The Challenge for Africa, by Wangari Maathai (2009).
323.1197071 Indian Country: Inside Another Canada, by Larry Krotz (1990).
325.73 American Passage: The History of Ellis Island, Vincent J. Cannato (2009).
355.0092 The Devil’s Broker: Seeking Gold, God, and Glory in 14th Century Italy, by Frances Stonor Saunders (2005).
355.70940902 The Medieval Fortress: Castles, Forts, and Walled Cities of the Middle Ages, by J.E. Kaufmann (2004).
358.380973 Germs: Biological Weapons and America’s Secret War, by Judith Miller (2001).
781.11 Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain, by Oliver Sacks (2007).
786.2092 The Blue Piano and Other Stories, by Carol Montparker (2004).
787.219092 Stradivarius: One Cello, Five Violins, and a Genius, by Toby Faber (2004). [This gets the booby prize for a cover that cleverly camouflages a newish title as a worn out 1960s book about to be weeded out of the collection.]
796.4209 3:59.4 The Quest to Break the Four Minute Mile, by John Bryant (2004).
797.21 The Complete Book of Swimming, by Phillip Whitten (1994).
796.41 The New Rules of Lifting for Women: Lift Like a Man, Look Like a Goddess, by Lou Schuler (2007)
And, yes, I realise that this list is a bit …optimistic. You see why everything’s overdue?