Speaking of Neal Stephenson, he’s involved in a new, online, serialized novel called The Mongoliad. Set in 1241, it’s an adventure journey story with the Mongol invasions of Europe as a backdrop. There are some stories you can read on the site for free, but to receive the weekly chapters you have to subscribe. So it’s an interesting venture both in a literary sense and as a new online business model (which hearkens back to the early 19th century in a way that I find charming).
Happy reading! What are you planning to read this weekend? I am finishing up Deirdre McCloskey’s The Bourgeois Virtues and Paul Seabright’s The Company of Strangers, and will probably have some things to say about both of them.