I checked in at the Booking Through Thursday blog, which is the host for a weekly book meme or blogging prompt. Here is this week’s prompt:
Happy Spring Equinox, everyone! What book are YOU choosing to celebrate with?
Not so much a celebration as stickler to the usual routine: reading whatever that piques my curiosity at the moment. An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser is in the spotlight right now, with another 500 pages to go. If I do manage to finish, I’ve got The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy by David Cannadine and Chronicles of Old Las Vegas: Exposing Sin City’s High-Stakes History by James Roman. David Cannadine presents in a clear and thoughtful manner the continuous, gradual loss of wealth, status, and power of the English aristocracy. Britain was unique in that this occurred without revolutionary overthrow. In 30 true stories, James Roman takes readers on a tour through the glamorous and sometimes sordid history of Las Vegas, and explains how a railroad town transformed itself into The Entertainment Capital of the World.