So I took an unwarranted sabbatical since September. I never forgot about the site, just got sidetracked by school and other pleasures. For this I apologize. In case you didn’t know, maybe I’ve failed to mention it, I’m in grad school at the moment. But take heart in the coming weeks I’m planning to write […]

After reading about James Franco’s plan to make As I Lay Dying into a movie I re-read it. And I love As I Lay Dying. It was a travesty that I somehow failed to list as a favorite when I wrote about favorites and this has been corrected. I first read this book during a seminar on Hemingway […]

Below you’ll find a collection of literary/book related articles that will provide you with some interesting reading. Here’s a complete list of the PEN 2012 literary award winners. An interesting look at the world of paid online reviewers. Here’s a fairly random speech by the novelist China Miéville on the future of the novel. Read the […]

After finishing Borges: A Life and having a few weeks between my summer class and the start of the new semester I picked up Dante’s Inferno. I have other classics that I’ve meant to read, The Faerie Queene, but after the comparisons Williamson drew between Borges’ work and Dante’s I had to at least read part of the Divine Comedy. You might […]

Sorry for the delay in getting this posted. I’d re-title it, but I don’t like Tuesday Newsday. It sounds too cutesy, like a bad pun. Below you’ll find a link to some interesting articles. Some are genuine stories about books, some are just good articles on literary things. Happy readings. My favorite article from the […]

For part 1 of this question click here (but then come back). If you ask my friends they’ll tell you that I’m always able to talk about books. Not just authors, stories, classics, or pop-lit trash, but really almost anything about books. However trying to answer the question: What is a book? Has proven challenging. […]

This will begin a regular column, I hope, containing interesting book related news that I’ve read. Most of the news will come from the last week, but might be slightly older. Publisher’s Weekly recently posted a list of what two book critics/editors consider the 10 most difficult books. Click on the link and see how many […]