Category Archives: Planned Reading

Top Ten Tuesday: Planned Reading in the New Year

  The Broke and the Bookish, a blog down yonder, is asking what we’re excited about reading this year. A list like this doesn’t come easily to me; my TBR list is not organized by any sort of priority. My interests … Continue reading

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A New Goal, Sort Of: A Poem A Day

Alan Heathcock published a great little column on NPR last week: “A Poem A Day: Portable, Peaceful and Perfect”. I hadn’t slept well, had to get my three kids to three different schools in three different cities, had deadlines piled … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

I would like to draw attention to the letter ‘L’. At this time of new resolutions which may or may not fail, let’s all resolve to read more, read better, read deeper, read differently than we have been. I toyed … Continue reading

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Free eBook! Bob Edwards

Have you guys downloaded this yet? Because you should really download this. Bob Edwards’ new memoir is available for free download for a very limited time (til/through Sept. 9). I downloaded it, I haven’t yet read it, but I’ve always … Continue reading

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“I strongly advise people not to read literature in translation.”

The above is a comment by Jay Rubin, best known for his translations of Haruki Murakami. Here he is being interviewed for a New Yorker podcast. The problem of the untranslatable looms large in my mind, especially as my literary … Continue reading

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Literary World Tour – Japan

My friend Brian approached me about putting together, with him, a solid reading regimen. Something less haphazard than the usual strategy we share. We cycled through various ideas, but finally settled on embarking on a literary world tour. We’re starting … Continue reading

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