Get to Know Appletree: Michael Wells
Michael works on Saturdays and Thursday mornings!
When not reading or at Appletree:
With my wife, I plan international travel (You cannot beat walking foreign cities in the morning).
I like swimming and the whirlpool at the JCC.
I still teach (part-time) at Cleveland State University, and this spring enjoyed team teaching The Odyssey with an Appletree customer for Siegal Lifelong Learning.
I just finished Phillips Payson O’Brien‘s The Second Most Powerful Man in the World (Dutton Books); it is fascinating reading on allied inner-circle politics during WWII and US naval politics leading up to WWII.
I love genre fiction (mystery, science fiction, historical fiction, some fantasy). I am almost done reading Philip and Carol Zaleski‘s The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux), about the Oxford Inklings and their prose, poetry, and theology. Wonderful stuff.
Otto Penzler has recently favored mystery readers with some reprints of classics. I’ve enjoyed Ellery Queen, Mary Robert Rhinehart (no kidding), and Dorothy B. Hughes. Much more to come.