I have long wanted to read all of Zola's Les Rougon-Macquart. I was re-organizing some shelves and found a copy of Pot-Bouille I'd picked up at a used bookshop. But I haven't read it. I've read Germinal ,Nana , and L'Assommoir.
So, I decided to see if I can acquire them all from here and there. I have been unsuccessul in getting a used copy of Fortune of the Rougons so I bought one new from Amazon. I found La Curée at Alibris. As soon as Fortune of the Rougons arrives I'll get to work on Le Ventre de Paris .
I have to do something big to keep my mind from constantly despaairing over politics.