Do you ever love a book so much that you just really can not stop talking about it? That's how I feel about Tinkers by Paul Harding. I've talked about him on my personal blog. I've written a review of the book for The Quarterly Conversation. I've also interviewed him for the July issue of one of my absolutely favorite online literary journals, Bookslut.read more
I probably look silly for making this post, but on Tuesday night I was in a really foul mood, due partly to the horrible cold I have that will not go away, due partly to this seemingly unending winter. I needed a new book to read, but I wanted something that I knew would whisk me away. So I climbed into bed with Harry Potter VII, and it was the perfect choice. Snape was leering, Malfoy was snivelling, Hedwig was smoldering, and Bill and Fleur were getting married. In moments I was gone.
When I was younger I used to read my favorite novels several times, but these days I have about 150 books in my to-read pile, so it seems counterproductive to re-read. I had forgotten what a great feeling it is to come back to a favorite book and discover that it's still great.read more
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