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January 2, 2007

The Most Anticipated Books of 2007 18

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As I did in 2005 and 2006, I’ve decided to open this year looking ahead to some of the exciting or intriguing titles that we’ll be talking about over the next few months. Possibly the biggest literary arrival of this young year will be that of Norman Mailer’s The Castle in the Forest later this […]

December 23, 2006

A Year in Reading: Recap 3

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Thanks to everyone who contributed to the Year in Reading at The Millions. It was great fun. The Millions will be dark for a week or so while the holidays are celebrated. Hopefully, upon its return in early January, the blog will have a new and improved look. In the meantime, here is an index […]

August 26, 2006

Hard to Pronounce Literary Names Redux: the Definitive Edition 37

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Thanks to some friendly advice from LanguageHat, and seeing competing pronunciations flying around in the comments of the previous pronunciation post, especially for that pesky Goethe, I decided to go to the library and to do a little more Internet research to try to get some definitive pronunciations for these names, specifically printed references where […]

June 20, 2006

The Most Anticipated Books of 2006 – Part 2 7

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Back in January, I took a look at some of the “most anticipated” books of the year. Well, those books are old news now, but there are some great-looking books on the way. September and October in particular are looking pretty stacked. Please share any relevant links or books I may have missed. July: Gallatin […]

January 11, 2006

Most Anticipated Books of 2006 2

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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 4, 2006

A Year in Reading: New Yorker Fiction 2005 7

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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 […]

January 1, 2006

A Year in Reading: wrap up 1

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Thanks to everyone who contributed to the Year in Reading series. It was great to see which books got people excited this year. I hope to do it again next year, so keep track of what you read and keep me in mind come December. Here are this year’s contributions: Authors: Kirby Gann Marcy Dermansky […]

June 27, 2005

The Reading Queue Revisited 8

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I created my reading queue about a year and half ago because I decided I needed a system to help me work through my big to be read pile. The main problem, as I wrote at the time, was that there were a number of books in my TBR pile that I was interested in […]

April 20, 2004

What Makes a Bookstore? 2

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I met several Chicago natives while I was there last weekend, and as we discussed the city’s various merits and drawbacks, the subject of bookstores came up. The Chicago natives, being aspiring reporters, astutely asked me what I look for in a “good” bookstore, and why a chain store is unlikely to bear this mantle. […]

July 7, 2003

I Guess It’s Probably Time for A Manifesto 0

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At work yesterday, after my first 15 minute coffee break, but before my 30 minute dinner break, I thought about some things. Among them was the idea that The Millions really ought to have a manifesto. A manifesto takes this messy collection of asides and non sequiturs and gives it purpose and meaning. You are […]