What I’m Reading

Lone Star Nation: How a Ragged Army of Volunteers Won the Battle for Texas Independence–and Changed America

by H.W. Brands

A gripping narrative about the struggle for Texas independence, its background, and its impact on the young United States.

Something Fresh

by P.G. Wodehouse

An absentminded earl accidentally purloins a valuable Egyptian scarab. A dyspeptic American millionaire launches a wacky scheme to recover his property. A down-on-his-luck writer of pulp detective fiction impersonates a valet and must navigate the complex social hierarchy of the below stairs world. If you’ve never read Wodehouse before, do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of Something Fresh, first of the Blandings Castle saga.