Filipino Names, Part Deux

Oh why not, why not, since self awakens groggy (much movement in living room: son arriving home at 1:30 AM, beagles skittering over hardwood floors at 5:30 AM) and learns from viewing blog stats that her second attempt to interest loyal blog readers in post about Gone Baby Gone has gone flat, Read the rest of this entry »

Thanksgiving Post II: NYTBR 11 November 2007

In between wandering around California Street, Palo Alto (found used-bookseller who was playing “Hair” the musical at full blast, how very memory lane-ish of him) and going off to rent movies from Blockbuster, self still finds time to post!

Following, books self is interested in reading after perusing the 11 November 2007 issue of The New York Times Book Review:

(1) After reading Jabari Asim’s review of Walter Mosley’s latest novel, Blonde Faith:

Walter Mosley’s Blonde Faith

(2) After reading Sabina Murray’s review of Jenny McPhee’s novel, A Man of No Moon:

Jenny McPhee’s novel, A Man of No Moon

(3) After reading David Leavitt’s review of Peter Ackroyd’s novel about 19th century German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann, The Fall of Troy:

Peter Ackroyd’s The Fall of Troy

(4) After reading Rich Cohen’s review of the United States Treasury Department’s Bureau of Narcotics files, the 843-page Mafia: The Government’s Secret File on Organized Crime :

Mafia: The Government’s Secret File on Organized Crime

(5) After reading Marilyn Stasio’s Crime column:

    Ronan Bennett’s Zugzwang
    Reggie Nadelson’s Fresh Kills
    an anthology of crime stories, The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps, edited by Otto Penzler

(6) After reading Sarah Towers’ review of Emily Listfield’s novel, Waiting to Surface :

Emily Listfield’s Waiting to Surface

(7) After reading Jane Perlez’s end-paper essay, “Letter From Australia: Aboriginal Lit”, the following Australian novels (most of which have something to do with Aboriginal life):

    Alexis Wright’s Carpenteria
    Kim Scott’s Benang
    Thea Astley’s Drylands
    Tara June Winch’s Swallow the Air
    and Alexis Wright’s nonfiction book, Grog War

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