I've started a winter reading list of actual books--paper sandwiched between covers, on a few I even sprung for the hardcover! I will keep you up to date on my progress and review the ones I've finished. Keep on Reading In The Street!
My friend Mitch Mitchell of the Syracuse Wiki (among other blogs) tagged me in one of those blogger challenges. This one was about reading--so I jumped on it! I'm supposed to tag other bloggers--although several of the folks I read regularly already seem to have been tagged. So, if you want to do this--feel free! … Continue reading “Would You Rather” Book Tag Tour
This is starting to look like trouble. I hope I don't have to write up a blog post for every damn list that pops into my head. But here's another one. I saw a little video piece online where Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers describes his 5 favorite books about rock 'n' roll. Now … Continue reading List-o-mania: Rock Books edition
Well, the list of 12 books that I promised to read by December 31st, 2011 is now down to 10! I've certainly jumpstarted my reading this year, by putting in a selection of memoirs, travel books and the latest novel by my favorite author William Kennedy (the most recent edition of his Albany Cycle.) That … Continue reading Wise Blood
I've finally finished my first book in the 2011 "To Be Read" pile challenge: "The Fortress Of Solitude" by Jonathan Lethem. It's hard to express how much of an impression this book made on me--"Fortress" is one of the most interesting and arresting books that I have ever read. For a long while the book … Continue reading The Fortress of Solitude
Usually I blog about books AFTER I've read them, but my copy of What It Takes by Richard Ben Cramer has an interesting back story. Since the book is over 1,000 pages long and has landed on my doorstep while I'm right in the middle of several other books I'm attempting to read in my … Continue reading What It Takes
Adam at the Roof Beam Reader blog has created the To Be Read Pile Challenge (TBR Pile 2011): Here is my list of 12 books, from my "to be read" pile, that I will read over the next year: Rule of the Bone–Russell Banks Yiddish Policeman’s Union–Michael Chabon Lord Jim–Joseph Conrad The Corrections–Jonathan Franzen The … Continue reading 2011 “To Be Read” Pile Reading Challenge