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May 23, 2006

Reading List: World War 2 Fiction 14


Last week you guys left some excellent recommendations for World War II books on my post about Rick Atikinson’s An Army At Dawn. As promised, here is a post devoted to those recommendations. These books all sound great; I know I’ll be bookmarking this post and selecting books from it for years to come. I […]

January 11, 2006

Most Anticipated Books of 2006 2


I decided to put together a list of the “most anticipated” books coming out this year (as I did last year, in a somewhat different form). I had no idea that there would be so many big name authors. Pretty exciting. If there’s anything you think I missed, please leave it for us in the […]

January 10, 2006

What makes a book good 0


Following her post about her favorite books she read last year, Laurie sent me another e-mail about her criteria for what makes a book good. It’s a great list and I thought I’d share it. Trying to figure out what I liked best got me thinking about what my criteria were. Just “I liked it […]

January 4, 2006

A Year in Reading: New Yorker Fiction 2005 7


My year in reading involved a couple dozen or so books, most of which I wrote about here, but it also involved, to a large extent, my favorite magazine, the New Yorker. I spent three or four out of every seven days this year reading that magazine. So, for my “Year in Reading” post, I […]

October 23, 2005

The Prizewinners 0


The list at the end of this post is arbitrary. Necessarily so, because awards, by their nature, are arbitrary. Nonetheless, after a couple of weeks full of awards news, including the inaugural appearance of the Quills, I was curious to see if all these awards are really pointing us towards good books. If we are […]

August 8, 2005

Literary podcasts 4


I don’t have an iPod or any other digital audio device, so the recent craze for podcasts has somewhat passed me by – though I occasionally will listen to one on my PC. I have, however, noticed the recent emergence of literary podcasts. Here are a few I’ve noticed so far. Bookworm: Michael Silverblatt and […]

July 29, 2005

Book List: Food glorious food 0


The Guardian reprints a list of the top ten cook books – in order, no less – from Waitrose Food Illustrated. The list includes some classics, as well as some tasty-looking obscurities. These would look so nice on that shelf in my kitchen: Roast Chicken and Other Stories by Simon Hopkinson with Lindsey Bareham (“its […]

June 29, 2005

Book List: 10 overseas writers we should be reading 0


The recently awarded international Man Booker prize (given to Ismail Kadare of Albania) inspired critic John Carey to announce in the Guardian: “If you speak Spanish or French or Italian or German or any of a dozen other languages, and walk into your local bookstore, you will … find what is being imagined in China, […]

May 19, 2005

A Lawrence Weschler Reading List 2


Back in March after hearing about Robert Boynton’s book of interviews with journalists called The New New Journalism, I put together a post that listed some of the books by this select group of writers. At the time, my friend Garth was taking a class at NYU taught by Lawrence Weschler (himself a “New New […]

March 21, 2005

The New New Journalists 0


Robert Boynton, a journalism professor at NYU, has taken a look at the journalism landscape and determined that the craft has moved an iteration beyond Thomas Wolfe’s anointing of a New Journalism in 1973. Boynton’s book, which he has titled The New New Journalism looks at the more recent crop of in depth journalists – […]