Books on My Coffee Table Right Now

  1. Laurence Sterne, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy
    Teaching this favorite for the next couple of weeks.
  2. Oxford History of the Novel, vol 2: English and British Fiction 1750-1820
    Reviewing this one. So far so good!
  3. Phillip K. Dick, The Penultimate Truth
    My current fun read, and another one that came from Paperback Swap. I haven't read much of his fiction, but this is an interesting dystopia so far. The premise is that plutocrats have managed to keep the earth's population underground, while they own the surface, by means of an elaborate fiction. All about the Big Lie.
  4. A History of Arctic Exploration
    BF's book. Looks fascinating. Also it's an actual coffee-table book.
  5. Global Birding
    I got this one for the BF. He's a devoted birder.
  6. Sailing
    BF's. He is clearly much fancier than I am.
  7. Below the Convergence: Voyages toward Antarctica 1699-1839
    I got this from Paperback Swap for both of us -- looks interesting.