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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 […]

December 20, 2006

A Year in Reading: Ben Dooley 2

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Come the new year, Ben will be joining us as a regular contributor. I’ll leave formal introductions until then, but in the meantime, he decided to get a jump on things by sharing the best books he read in 2006: Since reading The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll several years ago in a back alley, […]

December 20, 2006

A Year in Reading: Extras 0

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I got a lot of responses to my call for people to share the best books they read this year. Here are some of the shorter entries and lists that I received. Stephen Schenkenberg (who pens an engaging blog) said: Cormac McCarthy’s novel The Road — the best book I read all year — gutted […]

December 19, 2006

A Year in Reading: Edan Lepucki 0

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My good friend Edan got married this year (to Millions contributor Patrick no less), got published in the LA Times West Magazine, and taught her own fiction workshop. She’s also one of the gang I worked with at Book Soup in Los Angeles, where she regularly wowed customers with her literary knowledge. In spite of […]

December 19, 2006

A Year in Reading: Bookdwarf 0

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I’ve been reading Megan’s blog Bookdwarf for a long time now. I met Megan amidst all the crazy book folk at BEA this year and was surprised to find her not as short as one might have expected. While the name of her blog may be misleading, however, her taste in books can be trusted. […]

December 18, 2006

A Year in Reading: Tabula Rasa 0

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Francois Monti runs a litblog in French – mainly about American literature – called Tabula Rasa. If I could read French, I would probably read the blog, but I can’t, so I’m happily making due with Francois’ contribution – in English – to our Year in Reading series: I should first point to the fairly […]

December 18, 2006

A Year in Reading: Condalmo 0

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Though relatively new, Matthew Tiffany’s blog Condalmo quickly became a must read for me – and many others, I’m guessing. With Condalmo, Tiffany strikes the essential balance between quick news items and longer, thoughtful posts that has been mastered by many of my favorite bloggers. With his entry for the “Year in Reading” series Matt […]

December 16, 2006

A Year in Reading: Derek Teslik 0

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My longtime friend and former roommate Derek Teslik is the guy who got me into blogging. He was once an avid blogger himself but has long since left the fold, and believe me, the blogging world is less for it. Luckily he has consented to send me a once yearly post from his undisclosed location: […]

December 16, 2006

A Year in Reading: Corey Vilhauer 0

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This year, Corey Vilhauer, a blogger from South Dakota, joined us on twelve occasions to present his book of the month. I viewed his regular installments as letters from the reading trenches, from a reader who’s willing to try anything as he expands his horizons to new genres and eras of writing. You’ll be seeing […]

December 15, 2006

A Year in Reading: Garth Risk Hallberg 1

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Let’s say you’re slightly to the left of the Bell Curve: you read, on average, a book a week. And let’s say you’re also slightly leftward-listing in your survival prospects: that, due to the marvels of future medicine (and no thanks to the blunders of contemporary foreign policy) you’ll live to the fine old age […]