Matt Borondy is reading two poetry books: Turtle Island by Gary Snyder and our music editor Anna-Lynne’s new one. Plus some techie e-books. And Gary Shteyngart. (That’s right, I spelled his name without looking.) And this new “graphic biography” called The Zen of Steve Jobs — if it gets here on time.Matthew Tiffany is reading Ben Lerner’s Leaving the Atocha Station.Robert Birnbaum is reading The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon, The Drop by Michael Connelly, The Harbor by Ernest Poole, The Imperial Messenger by Belen Fernandez, Stolen Souls by Stuart Neville, Blueprints of the Afterlife by Ryan Boudinot, Blood Meridien by Cormac McCarthy, Bloodland by Alan Glynn, and Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward.Hilarie Ashton is reading Bill Bryson’s At Home: A Short History of Private Life andPercival Everett‘s Damned if I Do. Ready to start Faking It: The Quest for Authenticity in Popular Music. James Warner is reading Peter Orner’s Love and Shame and Love, Olga Slavnikova’s 2017, John Diamond’s The CIA and the Culture of Failure.
Writing most likely began as a consequence of political expansion in ancient cultures, which needed reliable means for transmitting information, maintaining financial accounts, keeping historical records, and similar activities.