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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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2022 Books Read

Some re-reads this year, but a lot of new-to-me authors as well. New novels written by faves. Been a year of upheaval and transitions. I’ve managed to keep up my regular reading schedule. I just don’t feel right if I’m … Continue reading

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2021 Books Read

I lived at three addresses this year. I moved twice. In the middle of a pandemic. It’s been a year of upheaval, transition, as well as endurance. For most of this year, the majority of my stuff was in storage. … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Chuck Yeager

I’ll miss his laconic-toned Twitter feed. I loved when he would answer questions. Yeager’s signature laconic tone is what so struck author Tom Wolfe, inspiring Wolfe to write The Right Stuff. There’s a whole chapter about what Yeager’s voice sounded … Continue reading

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Recommended Books: Non-Fiction

I have been meaning to do a Part 2 to my Recommended Books: Fiction list – put together years ago. I wanted to recommend non-fiction, from history books to biographies to essays to whatever. Here is the Non-Fiction list. I’ve … Continue reading

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2018 Books Read

2018 Books Read 1. Tamburlaine, Part 1, by Christopher Marlowe I finished 2017 with Paradise Lost, in the mood to continue with rigorous challenging poetry. I decided to read the complete plays of Christopher Marlowe (re-read in most cases). The … Continue reading

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More Stuff I’ve Been Reading

— This is a really interesting piece by Christina Marie Newland – about a world I really know nothing about, but she’s a good guide. The Rise And Fall And Rise Of Tyson Fury, Boxing’s Most Dangerous Man — This … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Tom Wolfe

As W.B. Yeats wrote of Jonathan Swift: “Imitate him if you dare.” Tom Wolfe was one of the most imitated of American writers, with his combination of reportage, gossip and sudden flashes of insight about the sea-change in American culture … Continue reading

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Stuff I’ve Been Reading

— An incredible article about the Parkland students who are now rehearsing a production of Spring Awakening, by Isaac Butler (one of the co-authors of the new oral history of Angels in America, which I can’t wait to read). They … Continue reading

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The Books: “The Bonfire of the Vanities” (Tom Wolfe)

Unbelievably, Bonfire of the Vanities is my last book on my adult fiction shelf. I have been working on “this shelf” since April 9, 2007 – when I started off with Hitchhiker’s Guide. April 9, 2007! What – am I … Continue reading

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