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December 14, 2006

A Year in Reading: Ed Champion 2

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Ed put in another year unchallenged as the litblog world’s preeminent gadfly, offering blanket coverage of all things literary with impressive depth and ample humor. His Bat Segundo show was equally impressive, offering dozens of interviews with top authors this year. I still need to catch up, but Ed has found the time to contribute […]

December 13, 2006

A Year in Reading: SlushPile.Net 0

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I was first introduced to Scott at BEA in DC this past spring, and though I’d come across his blog, SlushPile.Net, in passing before, I began reading it in earnest after we met. I’m glad I did. He delivers a steady flow of commentary that is instructive and often funny. I’ve been enjoying it quite […]

December 13, 2006

A Year in Reading: The Elegant Variation 8

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Mark Sarvas, proprietor of The Elegant Variation, takes some time to share the books he read in 2006 that he found, shall we say, most to his liking. First off, the more I think about it, the less I care for the whole “Best of” formulation. It offends me on a number of levels, not […]

December 12, 2006

A Year in Reading by Patrick Brown 1

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It was a slow year for me as a reader. I’m not sure if it’s because I moved cross-country again, or because I was getting married, or because there were so many pictures of celebrities exposing themselves on the Internet, but I just didn’t get around to reading very many books. I had trouble starting […]

December 12, 2006

A Year in Reading: Emerging Writers 6

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The indefatigable Dan Wickett is the hardest working man in book blogging. He is a tireless advocate for “emerging” writers, small presses, and literary journals. How he found the time to compile this post for us, I’ll never know, but I’m glad he did. I divided my thoughts about authors that I read in 2006 […]

December 11, 2006

A Year in Reading: Two Umbrellas 0

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I discovered Season Evans’ blog after she, a Philly native, gave me some advice about my new city. Now she’s come through again with a post about the best books she read this year: On the top of my list is Play It As it Lays by Joan Didion. The focus is so strong and […]

December 10, 2006

A Year in Reading: Languagehat 0

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Languagehat is a deep repository of interesting linguistic tidbits. An essential blog for those with an interest in language, Languagehat is also engaging enough to make regulars out of a monolingual like me. “Hat” was nice enough to share some of his favorite books from this year: Jeff Prucher’s Brave New Words: The Oxford Dictionary […]

December 9, 2006

A Year in Reading: The Bibliosphere 2

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Brandon of The Bibliosphere weighed in with the best book he read during a year in which he got around to catching up on a bunch of classics, new and old: I couldn’t resist joining in on the fun of all the best-of lists making the rounds: the New York Times Book Review printed its […]

December 7, 2006

A Year in Reading: Pinky’s Paperhaus 3

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Carolyn aka Pinky has, of late, been toiling away at — while also giving us the play by play on — the MFA program she started this fall, but she found a moment amidst the semester-end crush to send us a note about the best book she read this year: I’ll leave it to others […]

December 7, 2006

A Year in Reading by Andrew Saikali 2

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A cursory glance at my 2006 reading list and I’m one scream away from seeking therapy. I’m all over the map, really. I couldn’t even begin to explain the path that led me from Jonathan Coe’s epic comic/psycho-drama/mystery The Winshaw Legacy (aka What A Carve Up!) to Jonathan Lethem’s hallucinatory sci-fi Amnesia Moon, to Kenneth […]