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2013 Booklog

December 11, 2012 @ 3:57 pm | Filed under:

French Kids Eat Everything: How Our Family Moved to France, Cured Picky Eating, Banned Snacking, and Discovered 10 Simple Rules for Raising Happy, Healthy Eaters by Karen Le Billon
Odd Duck by Cecil …

Next shelf down

December 2, 2012 @ 5:14 pm | Filed under: Books, On My Bookshelves, Photos


My sweet friend Erica left flowers on my doorstep this morning. I brought them in here to keep me company while I’m working.

I’m given to understand a list of titles …

Book Recommendations

October 13, 2012 @ 3:23 pm | Filed under:

This page is a work in progress: a master list of all my booknotes and recommendations over the years. I’ll update as time permits. Clicking on a title will take you to my post …

Frequently Asked Questions

August 19, 2011 @ 1:57 pm | Filed under:


Where do you live?
I’ve lived in a lot of places—Colorado, Georgia, Virginia, North Carolina, New York City—but for the past six years my family has enjoyed the blue skies of San Diego. …

Too Many Books

June 2, 2010 @ 6:25 am | Filed under: Books

I keep thinking that’s it, I’m drawing a line, no new books until I’ve finished all the ones already here—but I can hardly finish the thought before the disclaimers come crowding in. Well, except …

Tap Tap Tap

May 26, 2010 @ 4:11 pm | Filed under: Books

That sound you hear is impatience. The UPS truck should have been here AN HOUR AGO. With the magazine that Amazon assured me would be here TWO DAYS AGO.
Don’t these people know I’ve got …

Three bookstores

May 17, 2010 @ 12:26 pm | Filed under: Books

…is how many we visited (2) or telephoned (1) this morning on my quest for the May issue of The Believer SO I CAN FINISH THE NICK HORNBY COLUMN.
#1 only had the …

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This Just In

May 16, 2010 @ 10:44 am | Filed under: Books

Via Omnivoracious:
Nick Hornby resurrects his “Stuff I’ve Been Reading” column in The Believer (subscription only): “I have decided to vent my spleen by embarking on a series …

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2009 Booklist

January 1, 2010 @ 1:08 pm | Filed under: Books

Gosh I read some good stuff in 2009.
I’ve been tinkering with this post for days and am just going to give up and post it, despite some screwy links. I’ll fix it later, maybe. …