Sunday, July 17, 2016

Nothing But Hamilton

Here I am at mid-month, awash in Hamiltonia.

 Although I've been working on Ron Chernow's biography of Alexander Hamilton since May 15, I didn't really catch fire till now when I finally got the soundtrack to the musical and in very quick succession, Hamilton: The Revolution, the libretto by Lin-Manuel Miranda chock-full of his thoroughly entertaining, slightly nerdy notes. I polished it off like candy or potato chips. Delicious. The soundtrack is in constant rotation on my devices and in my brain.

Taking a deep breath, I jettisoned some of my reads, returning the Dylan Thomas and Hildegard Knef biographies to the library. I've cleared the decks, and it's nothing but Alexander Hamilton's biography until I'm finished. I'm at 41% now, and I should be done by the end of this month. Bet you ten bucks.

2 comments:

Unruly Reader said...

You got this!!!

Sam Sattler said...

I have to admit that I'm struggling with this one. A neighbor gifted me with a copy shortly after I broke my hip and was laid up, and I would be embarrassed to admit how little of it I've read if they were to ask. Thanks for the encouragement.

The book started flying off the shelves again after the musical became such a hit...wonder how many copies were actually read? Not that the author cares, of course.