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I’m still at work assembling all my posts. I’ve been busy.


Summer’s end with Colson Whitehead and Chigozie Obioma: with bonus life update!

Review: More than we bargained for by John Stefanini (Foreword Reviews)

From Philip Roth’s home to mine, on buying a piece of his estate

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones: brief thoughts

How I single-handedly destroyed book reviewing. Or not.

Happy Birthday, Beatrix Potter

The Valedictorian of Being Dead by Heather Armstrong

2019 so far: a recap

Good lord, is that the time?

An interview with former poet laureate Billy Collins

My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh


Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day

Books in the Mail, Books on My Desk, Books, Books Everywhere!

Photo of the Day, Part Deux (Same Stuff, Different Day)

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Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn

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Not Noah’s ARCs

Photos of the Day

A Book From My Personal Library

Flannery O’Connor – “Everything That Rises Must Converge”

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Online Classics Selection for February: The Awakening

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The Victorian Chaise-Longue by Marghanita Laski

Alice’s Book Group, the Spine Crackers (that one cracks me up)(literally)

Reading this Week

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Photo of the Day

Saturday Night Sushi, or, Bar the Doors! Here Come Those Weirdos With the Camera…

News Release: My Official Good Work News

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Mississippi Sissy by Kevin Sessums

Bluestalking Timeline: Crisis and Resolution

This Week’s Reading on the Light Side

Bluestalking Reader: The Folksy, Home-spun Side

Where I am When I’m Not Reading, Writing, or Writing about Reading and Writing

Edgar Award Winning Author Theresa Schwegel

The Continuing Debate on Fiction in the 21st Century, or, Honey, Take it From Me…

Leave Me Alone, I’m Reading by Maureen Corrigan

Lizzie Siddal: Face of the Pre-Raphaelites by Lucinda Hawksley

An Old Fashioned Arrangement by Susie Vereker

Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem

Edgar Johnson on Charles Dickens: Maria Beadnell

More on Poor Miss Finch, Sorry

More Edgar Johnson on Charles Dickens

My First Abandoned Book of the Year: Poppy Shakespeare by Clare Allan

Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins – Pt. 2

On the Topic of New Year’s Resolutions

Edgar Johnson on Charles Dickens

Tillie Lerner Olsen, 1913-2007


Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins

Drumroll, Please… Bluestalking Reader’s Top 10 Books Read in 2006

Jacket Magazine: Jagged with Love by Susanna Childress

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (a quickie)

Interview: David J. Walker

I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron

Interview: Wendy K. Harris

The Sorrow of Sisters by Wendy K. Harris

Interview: Robert Hill

Interview: Lewis Buzbee

Booker Book: Kate Grenville – The Secret River

Booker Book #4: M.J. Hyland – Carry Me Down

Interview and Review: Linda Gillard, A Lifetime Burning

When All is Said and Done by Robert Hill

Irene Nemirovsky and John McGahern

The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop by Lewis Buzbee

Too Loud a Solitude by Bohumil Hrabal

Terrorist by John Updike

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

The Stranger Next Door by Amelie Nothomb

Rare Books and the Collection Thereof

Widow on the World by Pamela Fudge

Emotional Geology by Linda Gillard

Amelie Nothomb: Three Novels

Gender Differences in Reading

The Bird of Night by Susan Hill

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

The Other Eden by Sarah Bryant

Auto + Audio = Blissful Silence!

Anne Tyler

At a Reading Crossroad

George Eliot, Jane Austen and More