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2023 Books Read

I think I might have read more books by non-American authors than American this year. Countries represented below: Austria, Hungary, Poland, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Croatia, Ireland, France, Russia, Colombia. I revisited some old favorites, which I will continue to do in … Continue reading

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2017 Books Read

I got into a good rhythm with reading this year. I did a lot of re-reading, going back to books I haven’t read in 20 years or whatever. It was fun, like a reunion with an old friend. Much of … Continue reading

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Stuff I’ve Been Reading

My schedule is a BEAR right now but I still have managed to go on a really pleasing reading tear this year, in the little spare time that I have. Since I moved apartments in February, my commute into Manhattan … Continue reading

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Recommended Books: Fiction

I’ve added to this list. I still want to do a Non-Fiction one, eventually, but … you know … time permitting. Some authors are represented multiple times here. Other authors aren’t represented at all. For no real reason. Don’t read … Continue reading

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2007 Books Read

(in the order in which I finished them, understanding that very often I read many books at the same time). I count re-read books, by the way. I’ll include links to any posts or book excerpts I might have done … Continue reading

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The Books: “Veronica” (Mary Gaitskill)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: Veronica – – by Mary Gaitskill. Veronica is Gaitskill’s latest book, a novel. As is probably clear by now, Mary Gaitskill is one of my favorite writers today. I was kinda disappointed in Veronica – … Continue reading

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The Books: “Because They Wanted to” – ‘The Wrong Stuff’ (Mary Gaitskill)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction Because They Wanted to: Stories – – by Mary Gaitskill. This excerpt is from the last four-part story in the book (I could read a novel about this character – she’s so well-drawn and touching … Continue reading

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The Books: “Because They Wanted to” – ‘Comfort’ (Mary Gaitskill)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction Because They Wanted to: Stories – – by Mary Gaitskill. This excerpt is from the story ‘Comfort’. A typically bitchy ironic title from Gaitskill – because the characters in the story are comfortless. There is … Continue reading

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The Books: “Because They Wanted to” – ‘Blanket’ (Mary Gaitskill)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction Because They Wanted to: Stories – – by Mary Gaitskill. This excerpt is from the story ‘Blanket’. Only Mary Gaitskill could write a story with a happy ending and have it FEEL like a sad … Continue reading

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The Books: “Because They Wanted to” – ‘Orchid’ (Mary Gaitskill)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction Because They Wanted to: Stories – – by Mary Gaitskill. This excerpt is from the story ‘Orchid’. Another killer of a story with what I see as a familiar Gaitskill “plot”: running into an old … Continue reading

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