First, I'm sorry for the very long hiatus. Luckily while not writing I was doing a metric shit-ton of reading, so I have plenty of source material for the next little bit to occupy my time. But before diving right in to some reviews, I want to get a rant out of the way. While doing … Continue reading Why Do Books About Book Lovers Always Suck?
Not available on Kindle in North America until April 2nd, Kate Atkinson's latest book -- Life After Life -- is already receiving rave reviews from The Guardian and the Citizens of Goodreads. Sadly it's not a continuation of the Jackson Brodie series, but is instead the stand-alone story of Ursula Todd, "a child born in … Continue reading Kate Atkinson’s New Novel Looks Great, Stephen Fry Calls Out Grammar Nazis
Initially I had grand designs to review each of these books, but the fact is that none of them really inspired a post longer than about 150 words. So instead, I figured I'd do an omnibus and give a quick summary of each. Here's what I read over the past two months: How Should a … Continue reading September and October Reading Omnibus
In a single month (September 1988 specifically), Pamela Paul, New York Times book reviewer and author of three books on marriage and parenting, claims to have read at least 15 books, a combination of some of the world's greatest 19th Century and Modernist Lit, and a couple of not-so-classic books. If you're having a hard … Continue reading I Call Bullshit on Pamela Paul’s Book of Books