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July 21, 2004

A Review of The First World War by John Keegan 2

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My appetite for non-fiction is pretty much equal to my appetite for fiction. I read memoirs, essays, and observations as I would read a novel, keyed into the author’s voice. When I read history, though, I read for the information, as though I’m auditing a course at my local community college. I underline the important […]

July 20, 2004

A Review of The Moviegoer by Walker Percy 0

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So, I’m back again after a week in New York. We move to Chicago in three weeks, and after a summer living out of suitcases, an apartment all our own will be a relief. Over the past few weeks I’ve read four books. I read them on the beach, in cafes, in cars, subways, and […]

July 12, 2004

More Book News From Friends 0

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My book-loving friends keep writing me great emails that I feel compelled to share with all of you. Here’s one from my friend John about the great books he’s been reading: Currently reading Libra by Don Delillo. I’ve heard from a few people that it’s a modern classic, and though I don’t know if I […]

July 11, 2004

Reading: A Palliative 0

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My great friend Emre recently experienced some misfortunes, but he has been doing a lot of reading which is keeping his spirits high. Here is what he wrote me: Another thing aside form your wedding that helped lift my spirits after the debacle was William Boyd’s An Ice-Cream War. I’m not sure if you’re familiar […]

July 10, 2004

Ask a Book Question: The Twenty-second in a Series (The Best in 2k3) 0

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Patric (who’s got a pretty cool website) wrote in with this question, which tested my research skills. What was Entertainment Weekly’s #1 Fiction Title for 2003? Before I set to figuring this one out, I guessed what it might be just to see if I would be right. Knowing Entertainment Weekly’s tastes, I figured that […]

July 10, 2004

Ask a Book Question: The Twenty-first in a Series (A Rose by Any Other Name) 0

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Hey folks. I’m back from the honeymoon, sunburned and with my energy replenished. My inbox is full and I have much to write about so stay tuned. To start, here’s a mysterious book question I received from Vicki: Looking for a book. Think it was called Rose Manor? Fiction, About a woman that is married […]

June 29, 2004

Happy Days 0

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I’m back and I’m fully married now (call us Mr. and Mrs. Millions). It was great. We’re off to the honeymoon shortly, and have a pretty full traveling schedule for the remainder of the summer, so, as I mentioned in my last post, expect to hear from me only every ten days or so until […]

June 22, 2004

A Summer Schedule 0

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Stockbrokers and art gallery owners take off for half the summer. Maybe bloggers should too. Due to my impending wedding (T minus 4 days), and a busy schedule of traveling and moving (for the second time in three months), I will have to cut back on my blogging for the next month and a half […]

June 20, 2004

Bubba and the High Seas 0

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The reviews are beginning to come in for Bill Clinton’s My Life, and Michiko Kakutani, at least, wasn’t very impressed. Read the review here. In other book news, I happened to catch a reading of a very interesting book on the radio last night. Here in DC we have C-SPAN radio, and they occasionally air […]

June 18, 2004

Some Good Stuff 0

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Two great scoops were passed my way by the intrepid Brian, fresh from his European sojourn. The first is this so-wierd-it-has-to-be-true story about Newt Gingrich being an extremely prolific and friendly Amazon.com customer reviewer. Click here for the must-read gory details. While in Spain, Brian read Robert Hughes’ new book Barcelona: The Great Enchantress from […]