I spent Monday, 8 April at the Hartwick College archives, going through the Judge William Cooper papers for material on his maple sugar “plantation” of 1790-1791. Many thanks to archivist Shelley Wallace for all her assistance making this trip a success.


  • George Eliot, Middlemarch
  • Karl Marx, Capital, vol. 1
  • Rebecca West, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: A Journey Through Yugoslavia
  • George Orwell, Homage to Catalonia

Recently finished

  • Kim Stanley Robinson, Red Moon
  • Matthew Thomas, Maple King: The Making of a Maple Sugar Empirereading notes
  • Alice Herdan-Zuckmayer, The Farm in the Green Mountainsreading notes
  • Yoon Ha Lee, Revenant Gun
  • Hannu Rajaniemi, Summerland



Updated Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Joshua Beatty @joshuabeatty