Reading List, February 2013—My Last (And Next) Five Books

I'm back on track with reading now, hopefully. As you'll see, Christmas threw a big, and welcome, wrench into my reading list. My last five books, in order of completion: 1: A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens. It's my Christmas tradition. This year I put it off until the last moment, and didn't start reading … Continue reading Reading List, February 2013—My Last (And Next) Five Books

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Questions For The Author

Author Jonathan Franzen, in the essay "On Autobiographical Fiction," part of his 2012 collection Farther Away, writes that whenever a novelist gives a public talk or reading, he or she is invariably asked four "unpleasant questions." They are, he writes "apparently the price we have to pay for the pleasure of appearing in public." The four … Continue reading Questions For The Author