"Main Street is the climax of civilization. That this Ford car might stand in front of the Bon Ton Store, Hannibal invaded Rome and Erasmus wrote in Oxford cloisters"--Main Street
I've finished that book of Australian history and started Sinclair Lewis' 1920 novel Main Street, for the Classic Book Club. It's a sardonic satire about a librarian who marries a doctor, moves to a Minnesota small town and tries to improve the place. (Someone who'd rather not be named lent me a copy of the book, but I misplaced it and borrowed one from the library, so of course afterward the first book showed up after all!) Very sharp writing, right from the start.
I didn't have time to finish translating that Korean book about engineer Jang Yongshil before returning it to the library, but I managed the first half or so, getting to the point where he's about to spend a decade building a water clock system that'll ring the time automatically. Maybe I'll finish it someday.
I've started a new document going into detail on Korean verbs, with the help of that new book. I've also started reviewing what I learned on Duolingo.
Last night was the History Discussion Group, where we discussed the Turkish Empire. There were 15 people, as many as January! I left behind the porch light bulb I've been using as a talking stone, but one of the members is holding on to it until our next event.
The other day I finally went to the Bay and bought a new set of pajamas. They're very comfortable, and the only drawback is that the words Tommy Hilfiger glow in the dark!