Tag Archives: Norman Rush

2015 Books Read

Even I am impressed with how much I read this year. Along the course of the year, occasionally I’d think to myself, “Good job, Sheila, with your Self-Imposed Reading Plan!” I’ve read a lot of new novels (not really my … Continue reading

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Stuff I’ve Been Reading

— I have been obsessed with the meltdown going on at Gawker. As with most things at Gawker, it may only be of interest to people from the media who have been obsessed with what is going on, on a … Continue reading

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Recommended Books: Fiction

I’ve been working on this list for a couple of weeks. I also plan on doing Non-Fiction and other categories in my out-of-control library. Some authors are represented multiple times. Other authors aren’t represented at all. For no real reason. … Continue reading

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Light From the Caves: Paris Review Interview with Norman Rush

Long-time readers will know my feelings about author Norman Rush. This goes way back, to the earliest days of my site. Norman Rush, author of three books (one collection of short stories and two novels), has been so significant to … Continue reading

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Crossing the Kalahari

I’ve written about Norman Rush’s book Mating extensively. I will try not to repeat myself, and I’ll just link to this post and call it a day, if you’re interested to catch up. That pretty much covers my now decades-long … Continue reading

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Book Meme: Pick One

Hard to pick one answer for each. Got this from Ted. One book you’re currently reading: I am only reading one. I cannot read fiction right now. I can barely read, if you want to know the truth, but I … Continue reading

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7 Weird Reading Facts

Got this from ricki. 1. I am very sensitive to typeface. I will NOT read a book if I find the typeface grating or unfriendly. I have bad eyes, too, so a good typeface is important. Penguin Classics USED to … Continue reading

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The Books: “Mortals” (Norman Rush)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction Mortals by Norman Rush Years ago, on my old blog, I wrote a post called Waiting for Norman Rush and what I have written below is an edited version of that. Mortals (Rush’s follow-up book … Continue reading

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The Books: “Mating” (Norman Rush)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction Mating: A Novel by Norman Rush I don’t even know where to start. I’m scared. Someone hold me. This is one of my most important books. Definitely a desert island book. I’ve written quite a … Continue reading

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Ten Books I Couldn’t Live Without

1. Possession – by A.S. Byatt. Like Heather I have read this book probably 4 or 5 times – I just finished it yet again, and every time I come to it – I see different things, I relate to … Continue reading

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