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What I Didn’t Buy at the Bookstore

I went to my local independant bookstore today and managed to buy only one book (How to Cook Everything: 2000 Simple Recipes for Great Food) and it wasn’t even for me. I think I should be proud on several different levels. See if you can spot them. Ok, I apologize for the “what wrong with […]

Unread and Unloved

I promised myself that I wouldn’t list anything for awhile, but I can’t shake myself of this bad habit. Perhaps I was inspired when I came across my copy of The Polysyllabic Spree, in which author Nick Hornby documents the books he bought and the books he read each month, creating a disparate set of […]

Classics I Read in 2009

Ok, I did cheat here a bit due to some of the classes I took, which included one that was a survey on English Literature from the Enlightenment to the Victorians and another that was on the works of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. Then of course there was Proust (I’m saving the last volume til I’m […]

My List of Classics I’ve Never Read and Should

Thomas Mann’s Death in Venice Any D.H. Lawrence novel Shakespeare’s Histories (i.e. any of the Henry’s) James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Homer’s The Odyssey Ernest Hemingway’s novels Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment Any Balzac Herman Melville’s Moby Dick Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman Flaubert’s Madame Bovary Any Edith Wharton […]

The Listmania of 2009

I like lists a lot. Although I think it might have to do with my need to be in control of my life, there is nothing more satisfying than creating categories and subcategories. As New Years approaches and the end of the first decade of the 21st century, there have been more lists than usual. […]