I didn’t keep very good track of what I read this year. I can’t imagine why, can you? It’s not like I was busy leaving one life and starting another, traveling and seeing the world – coming back to the States and starting everything all over again. Just no good excuse at all… Read More 2017 Reads: A Recap of best reads
Waaay back in 2006 I posted thoughts on a list I’d seen in The Guardian, from an article about gender differences in reading. In the article, two lists were generated, one a Top 20 favorite novels of men, the other a Top 20 favorite novels of women. I’ve posted thoughts on the subject since but… Read More gender differences in reading, revisited
NBA Longlist 2015 Not a word of complaint from this woman: Hanya Yanagihara (YES), Jesse Ball, Lauren Groff, Adam Johnson, Edith Pearlman, Nell Zink, T. Geronimo Johnson, Karen E. Bender, Angela Flournoy… Oh, wait. Son of a bitch. Bill Clegg. Nervous pulling of collar. It’s like this: Did You Ever Have a Family is, how… Read More nba longlist: a necessary rant, an inconvenient truth
It’s yet another amazing summer for books. Major writers, major quality literary fiction. Here are a few that have caught my eye: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (Scribner) Doerr has written short story collections, a memoir and two novels, all to great acclaim. His collection Memory Wall (2010) was his major… Read More Summer books rising with the mercury
After months and months of good intentions, Bluestalking is still split between Typepad and WordPress, the bulk of it at Typepad. That certainly doesn’t help when it comes to assembling my yearly reading summary. Aggravating the situation, the power cord on my laptop – which I insist on using, since I can sit on the… Read More Reading 2013: Summing Up
The last day of November signals my reading year has begun powering down. Alas, 2013, I hardly knew ye. I take that back; I knew you and didn’t like you much. You came, you brought a few good things but mostly not, and now you’re nearly gone. Overall, I’m glad to see the tail end… Read More Then we came to the end: Notable Fiction 2013
Some of these are jaw-dropping. What kind of person are you if you can hate: Wuthering Heights? Great Expectations? Pride & Prejudice? Jane Eyre? And the list goes on! Too many to mention. Who are you people?! Who?!
List of books Art Garfunkel has read since 1968 Nope. No joke. Dude’s a major big reader How many books do you share in common with Mr. G.? My answer: an awful lot. Because I’m far too lazy/busy to actually count, I left off at 17 somewhere in the 70s. But I am uber-impressed with… Read More Hey, Lisa! How many books has Art Garfunkel read since 1968?
Just when you think it’s safe to feel fairly confident about what you’ve read, along comes another one. This list is from BookRiot (an intense bookish site if ever there was one) and is in answer to the question “What qualifies as “well read”? I’ve bolded the books I’ve read: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn… Read More Another book list. What qualifies as “well read”?
2006 Verrry difficult this year, as it is every year, but the more I looked at my list of books read in 2006 the more clear it became. Though I read a lot of really great books, the ones that stood out as stellar were really pretty obvious choices. The books I chose as… Read More Drumroll, Please… Bluestalking Reader’s Top 10 Books Read in 2006