Calling all book nerds, anarchists, and dunces! We, the dunce academy need to kick this revolution into higher gear. We need to let the internet know that we are one of the best cyber book clubs around. We need to rival other book sites like Goodreads and BookRiot and Amazon. They’ve got nothing on us. I want a book list and I want it now. Let’s spread reading and our love of books. Let’s start a fire. Find a book, give it to a friend, a stranger, your mailman, your enemy. I don’t care at this point, we just need to spread the word. Continue reading
This book might have been just as fascinating had it been written to all the women in Mary-Louise Parker’s life. No doubt it would have been. If Parker and/or her editors ever stumble upon this lowly site, I gently and humbly encourage them to embark on that venture. You heard the idea here first! Continue reading
Very brief post, but awesome link to TED Talk on wisdom from the years of our lives from some of our favorite authors and best books: http://www.ted.com/talks/joshua_prager_wisdom_from_great_writers_on_every_year_of_life. Check it out!
A friend recently tagged me in a link to an article on obscure and hard to find and grossly underrated books according to 21 of our favorite authors. I was overjoyed. Book recommendations are my favorite, and a book recommendation from a favorite author, especially of an underrated, hard to find book, seems like just about the best thing in the world, right? Continue reading
Left to my own devices, the suitcase I would bring on a Florida vacation would be 90% full of books. If there happens to be any leftover room for a toothbrush and a swimsuit, great. Anything else would be superfluous. But as my wife is fond of reminding me, these are no longer viable packing options, given our current circumstances. Continue reading
In the “Afterword” to the book, which I can’t believe I am just now reading (I’ve read and enjoyed others of his, and this was one of my favorite movies of all time), Palahniuk talks about the making of the book and the environment leading up to its creation. Specifically, he says in part: Continue reading
How had I never seen this show before? It combines dark psychological twists with intriguing exploration of the philosophical issues associated with the current (and near-future) state of cyber-tech and its potential impact on the human experience. A week ago I had never heard of the show; I have now binge watched every episode on Netflix, and am desperate for more. Continue reading
Another year, another great reading challenge. Let’s see how it broke down.
There were several short story collections, a continuing favorite genre: Continue reading