Cloudy, 3rd Thursday of July 2012: Reading The NYTBR

Self is going to have to make this quick.

She’s got a huge stack of other magazines to read through, and her on-line creative writing class has just started.

So, here are some random items of interest in The NYTBR of 17 June 2012:

A Letter to the Editor makes self want to read Roland Chambers’s The Last Englishman, about the adventure writer Arthur Ransome.

An interview with Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert makes self want to read:  Robert Hughes’ Rome; Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall and its just-published sequel, Bring Up the Bodies; Bill Clinton’s My Life; and the complete series of L. Frank Baum’s Wizard of Oz.

Alex Witchel’s review of Michael Frayn’s satirical novel Skios makes self want to read that book, as well as Frayn’s 1999 Booker Prize shortlisted novel Headlong.

Marilyn Stasio’s Crime column makes self want to read all the books she mentions:  Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, Tom Piccirilli’s The Last Kind Words, Charles Todd’s An Unmarked Grave, and Simran Singh’s Witness the Night.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers.  Stay tuned.

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