NYTBR Summer Reading Issue

And after perusing the pages of this rather voluminous issue, all self felt like reading were the following five books (and thank goodness, otherwise self would spend all her time reading and would never write anything):

1.   After reading Adam Begley’s review of Rachel Cusk’s new novel, The Last Supper:

2.    After reading Robert Pinsky’s review of Elmore Leonard’s latest, Road Dogs:

  • Elmore Leonard’s Road Dogs

3.   After reading Scarlett Thomas’ review of Sarah Waters’ latest novel, The Little Stranger:

  • Sarah Waters’ The Little Stranger

4.   After reading Caroline Weber’s review of two books about Parisian architecture: Jill Jonnes’ Eiffel’s Tower: And the World’s Fair Where Buffalo Bill Beguiled Paris, the Artists Quarreled, and Thomas Edison Became a Count;  and James H. S. McGregor’s Paris From the Ground Up:

  • Jill Jonnes’ Eiffel’s Tower: And the World’s Fair Where Buffalo Bill Beguiled Paris, the Artists Quarreled, and Thomas Edison Became a Count

5.   After reading Penelope Green’s review of Elinor Lipman’s new novel, The Family Man:

  • Elinor Lipman’s The Family Man

Looking Back at the Weekend

Looking back at self’s posts for the weekend, self realizes that it was indeed a very very activity-packed two days. For in addition to watching the San Francisco Symphony Berg/Schubert concert, and eating at Flipper’s, billed as a “gourmet hamburger place” in the Hayes Valley, self also ingested a most luscious macaroon, saw her first Will Ferrell movie in years (and liked it), posted an unexpectedly long New York Times Book Review reading list (last night), and also managed to read, read, read (everything).

So, self this morning indulges in one of her Monday morning rituals, and that is checking weekend box office (So pointless, self Read the rest of this entry »

NYTBR 24 May 2009: A Not Very Short List, Including a New Book by Barthelme

Let’s just get on with it, dear blog readers, for this list is longer than self anticipated it would be.  Without further ado, books self is interested in reading after perusing the 24 May 2009 issue of The New York Times Book Review :

1.   After reading Jess Row’s review of Anne Michaels’ new novel, The Winter Vault:

2.   After reading Liesl Schillinger’s review of a new book by Amos Oz, Rhyming Life and Death, a novella, and The Amos Oz Reader, selected and edited by Nitza Ben-Dov:

3.   Frederick Barthelme’s new novel Waveland, which self would have read regardless, whether or not she had read the review by Jack Pendarvis (which is very good, by the way)

4.   After reading Maggie Scarf’s review of Wendy Moore’s new book, Wedlock:  The True Story of the Disastrous Marriage and Remarkable Divorce of Mary Eleanor Bowes, Countess of Strathmore

  • Wendy Moore’s Wedlock:  The True Story of the Disastrous Marriage and Remarkable Divorce of Mary Eleanor Bowes, Countess of Strathmore

5.   After reading Boris Fishman’s review of Georgina Harding’s Read the rest of this entry »

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