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December 6, 2015

A Year in Reading: Thomas Beckwith 3

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Did I have a good year? I don’t know. Do you like Jameson?

December 6, 2015

A Year in Reading: Michael Schaub 2

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For the past few years, I’ve used these essays to reflect somberly on the events of the year, and how they have shaped me as a reader and a person. Unfortunately, the end result has been a series of essays more dismal than a Leonard Cohen concept album about children who have burned to death in chemical factory explosions.

December 6, 2015

A Year in Reading: Emily St. John Mandel 4

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Skyfaring is a love letter to flight, to a profession, and reading it is a balm. Vanhoenacker slips easily between poetic meditation into the nature and history of travel and technical explanations of the mechanisms of the 747, and it is a delight to encounter someone so unabashedly enamored of the romance of his profession.

December 5, 2015

A Year in Reading: Elizabeth Minkel 10

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My friends ask me if I am happy to be back in New York City. I am not.

December 5, 2015

A Year in Reading: Janet Potter 2

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“Will no one plumb the depths of Steuben County during the Clinton years?” was never the cry of my heart.

December 5, 2015

A Year in Reading: Lydia Kiesling 3

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The year has gone by very quickly, and yet its component moments were glacial, with a glacier’s way of doing a lot while appearing to do very little.

December 5, 2015

A Year in Reading: Garth Risk Hallberg 4

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Someone should Secret-Santa a copy of Preparation for the Next Life to Donald Trump.

December 4, 2015

A Year in Reading: Bijan Stephen 0

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A bookshelf marks time in the same way seasons do, or the way that old blog posts tell us who we were then, those people in photos laughing at jokes no one’s heard in years.

December 4, 2015

A Year in Reading: The Book Report 1

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In this episode, Janet and Mike get into the holiday spirit by discussing their literary regrets. Also, check out their Christmas trees!

December 4, 2015

A Year in Reading: Saeed Jones 1

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Trying to make sense of the books I loved in the last year and why is a bit like trying to divine the logic that guided me into past relationships. The books — each a kind of lover — all just…made sense at the time.