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Geoff Dyer's Another Great Day at Sea (Book acquired, 3.26.2015)

Another Great Day at Sea, Geoff Dyer’s account of life (okay, two weeks of life) on board a U.S. aircraft carrier, is new in trade paperback next week from Random House. 151 more words


Bunking Off Writing

I’m always looking for that life-changing piece of writing advice, the one that fixes everything and makes you a best-selling author. I’m constantly reading magazine articles about what my favourite authors have for breakfast, or where they go to write, or how many sips of tea they have before they start writing, etc. 269 more words


Is It "Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed" Not to Have Kids? Meghan Daum on Her New Book About Childlessness

What is disarming about the new anthology Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision NOT to Have Kids, edited by writer Meghan Daum, is how novel it feels. 717 more words


Zona, by Geoff Dyer

My immediate thoughts upon finishing Geoff Dyer’s book Zona, which came out in 2012: 1) I’ve never read any book like it; 2) I intend to read more books like it; and 3) I hope these books eventually come into existence. 387 more words

Dragged Kicking and Screaming into the 21st Century

It used to be that, in fiction, the story was king—partly, I think, because God was in His Heaven and all was right with the world. 461 more words


The Melancholy of Departure (and Arrival)

I usually do not write about a book until I have finished reading it, but I decided that I had to post this while the ideas were still fresh in my mind. 449 more words


Books in the sub-conscious

Unbeknownst to many, this time of year marks a whole year’s blogging. Relative to veteran bloggers out there, this is a very humble achievement, but a significant one to me. 840 more words