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What I am reading

the weird and highly subjective way I see it

Currently reading

Stranger in a Strange Land
Robert A. Heinlein
Progress: 90/438 pages
The Blazing World and Other Writings
Margaret Cavendish, Kate Lilley
Jahr 2440. Ein Traum aller Träume
Louis-Sébastien Mercier, Herbert Jaumann, Christian Felix Weiße
Progress: 132/354 pages
Fifty Egg Timer Short Stories
Richard Bunning

The Sweet Science

The Sweet Science. Boxing and Boxiana: A Ringside View - A.J. Liebling

What a way to start a book on boxing:

 

It is through Jack O’Brian, the Arbiter Elegantiarum Philadelphiae, that I trace my rapport with the historic past through the laying-on of hands. He hit me, for pedagogical example, and he had been hit by the great Bob Fitzsimmons, from whom he won the light-heavyweight title in 1906. Jack had a scar to show for it. Fitzsimmons had been hit by Corbett, Corbett by John L. Sullivan, he by Paddy Ryan, with the bare knuckles, and Ryan by Joe Goss, his predecessor, who as a young man had felt the fist of the great Jem Mace. It is a great thrill to feel that all that separates you from the early Victorians is a series of punches on the nose.