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December 10, 2004

And from the Missus 0

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Believe it or not, Mrs. Millions reads circles around me, she just doesn’t feel compelled to maintain a blog about it (I know, crazy). But I was able to convince her to send along a note about the best book she read this year. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole — Ignatius J. […]

December 9, 2004

Two Bests from the Left Coast 1

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Brian from Los Angeles, one of the most prolific readers I have ever known, sent along his to favorites for 2004 (as we continue The Millions End of Year Extravaganza) Non-Fiction: The Fall Of Baghdad (excerpt) — It is to our great benefit that Jon Lee Anderson was one of the very few journalists to […]

December 8, 2004

Return of The Gaviero 0

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There are some books that just demand to be reread. For Emre, who I’m hoping will become a regular contributor to The Millions, the book he reread this year is also the best book he read this year. I never read a book twice until The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll. When I finished reading […]

December 8, 2004

The Millions End of Year Extravaganza (It Begins) 1

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Some time during the month of December, squeezed in between the eggnog and the marathon sessions at malls swollen with frantic shoppers, I hope everyone has a moment or two to reflect on the last year. And as you are reflecting, I hope you set aside another, smaller moment to think about some of the […]

November 28, 2004

An Emerging Best of List 0

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When I posted the CS Monitor “best of” list the other day, I mentioned how it seemed that this year there weren’t many young, exciting writers grabbing headlines from the established old guard. Dan Wickett, proprietor of The Emerging Writers Network left a comment recommending several young writers who deserve to be on some of […]

January 6, 2004

2003: My Year in Reading (Pt. 4) 0

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Back to finish things up: Bangkok 8 by John Burdett: As I was reading this murder mystery set in Thailand, I was also following the travels of my friend Cem, who happened to be in the same part of the world at the time. Cem’s back now and I keep meaning to ask him about […]

January 6, 2004

2003: My Year in Reading (Pt. 3) 0

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Whew… Ok, I feel much better now. Well rested and ready to continue: Feeding a Yen by Calvin Trillin: It’s not that I love all food writers or that I necessarily am enamored by all writing about food. I’ve just noticed these past few years that there are particular characteristics shared by a lot of […]

January 5, 2004

2003: My Year in Reading (Pt. 2) 0

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After two weeks of distractions, spotty internet service, and a massive dose of holiday merriment and madness, I am finally back in Los Angeles, which is why I can now move towards completing the year end list that you are all awaiting so patiently. Gulag: A History by Anne Applebaum: Earlier in the year, Ryszard […]

December 28, 2003

2003: My Year in Reading (Pt. 1) 1

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When I was a teenager and I slept in my teenager’s bedroom in the basement of my parents’ house, I used to keep my stereo on all the time. Every moment that I was in that bedroom there was music playing. I kept it on while read at night, and then I left it on […]