NYTBR Aug. 20, 2006

Books I Am Interested in Reading (After Perusing the Aug. 20, 2006 Issue of the New York Times Book Review):

(1) After reading Dave Itzkoff’s review of James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. SheldonJames Tiptree, Jr: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon

(2) After reading Liesl Schillinger’s review of Nora Ephron’s I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman— Steve Martin’s 1991 novel, L.A. Story

(3) After reading Meghan Daum’s review of Eliza Minot’s second novel, The Brambles— Eliza Minot’s first novel, The Tiny One

(4) After reading Rachel Donadio’s end-paper essay, “What I Did at Summer Writer’s Camp”– Lorrie Moore’s story collection, Birds of America

The Way This Works

I created this blog on A’s computer. He was home on summer break, and his HP Pavilion f1703 is way cooler than my Blueberry iMac, circa 2000.

Alas, all good things must end, and A is returning to college which, for those of you not in the know, is Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. He has to be back for RA training by Sept. 3.

Which means that, unless I miraculously acquire the funds to acquire a newer, cooler Mac, this blog will be on temporary hiatus until A chooses to visit us again, which in all probability won’t be until mid-December (RAs have to stay on campus through the Thanksgiving break, isn’t that terrible?).

At least, without the distraction of a blog, I might actually be able to squeeze some writing in, in between the three courses I have to teach this semester, and the three out-of-town trips I have to give for readings — at the ODU Litfest; San Diego State; and the Smithsonian, and the relatives who are coming to visit in September and October …

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