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Stuff I’ve Been Reading: August 2007

Nick Hornby August 8, 2007 at 2:13 pm Books , ,

BOOKS BOUGHT: The Ha-Ha—Jennifer Dawson Poppy Shakespeare—Clare Allan Yo Blair!—Geoffrey Wheatcroft Salmon Fishing in the Yemen—Paul Torday The Myth of the Blitz—Angus Calder This Book Will Save Your Life—A. M. Homes BOOKS READ: Across the Great Divide: The Band and America—Barney Hoskyns Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall—Anna Funder Yo Blair!—Geoffrey Wheatcroft The Ha-Ha—Jennifer […]

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Stuff I’ve Been Reading: June/July 2007

Nick Hornby July 8, 2007 at 4:06 pm Books , ,

BOOKS BOUGHT: On Chesil Beach—Ian McEwan My Life with Nye—Jennie Lee BOOKS READ: Novel (abandoned)—A. Non On Chesil Beach—Ian McEwan In My Father’s House—Miranda Seymour The Blind Side—Michael Lewis This morning, while shaving, I listened to a reading from Anna Politkovskaya’s A Russian Diary on BBC Radio 4. It was pretty extraordinary—brutal and brave (Politkovskaya, as I’m […]

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Stuff I’ve Been Reading: May 2007

Nick Hornby May 8, 2007 at 4:07 pm Books , ,

BOOKS BOUGHT: In My Father’s House: Elegy for an Obsessive Love—Miranda Seymour Collected Memoirs—Julian Maclaren-Ross Light Years—James Salter The Perfect Thing: How the iPod Shuffles Commerce, Culture, and Coolness —Steven Levy Tropic of Cancer—Henry Miller BOOKS READ: Essays—George Orwell [some of] The Perfect Thing: How the iPod Shuffles Commerce, Culture, and Coolness—Steven Levy Ironweed—William Kennedy Naples […]

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Stuff I’ve Been Reading: April 2007

Nick Hornby April 8, 2007 at 4:09 pm Books , ,

BOOKS BOUGHT: The Nashville Chronicles: The Making of Robert Altman’s Masterpiece — Jan Stuart Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Burning: 1977, Baseball, Politics, and the Battle for the Soul of a City — Jonathan Mahler 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare — James Shapiro Essays — George Orwell The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game —Michael […]

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Stuff I’ve Been Reading: October 2006

Nick Hornby October 8, 2006 at 4:22 pm Books , ,

BOOKS READ: Field Notes From a Catastrophe—Elizabeth Kolbert Imperium—Robert Harris Jimi Hendrix Turns 80—Tim Sandlin The Zero—Jess Walter Fun Home—Alison Bechdel BOOKS BOUGHT: Winter’s Bone—Daniel Woodrell Will This Do?—Auberon Waugh Because I Was Flesh—Edward Dahlberg Clear Water—Will Ashon My Life with the Hustler—Jamie Griggs Tevis “What we need,” one of those scary critics who write […]

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Stuff I’ve Been Reading: September 2006

Nick Hornby September 8, 2006 at 4:24 pm Books , ,

BOOKS READ: None. BOOKS BOUGHT: Field Notes from a Catastrophe—Elizabeth Kolbert The Case of Mr. Crump—Ludwig Lewishon You have probably noticed that we don’t think much of scientists, here at Believer Towers. The Polysyllabic Spree, the eighty-seven white-robed and intimidatingly effete young men and women who edit this magazine, are convinced that the real work […]

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Stuff I’ve Been Reading: August 2006

Nick Hornby August 8, 2006 at 4:26 pm Books , ,

  BOOKS BOUGHT:   The Accidental—Ali Smith King Dork—Frank Portman   BOOKS READ:   Tender Hooks—Beth Ann Fennelly On Fire—Larry Brown The Sixth Heaven—L. P. Hartley Modern Baptists—James Wilcox True Adventures with the King of Bluegrass—Tom Piazza Digging to America—Anne Tyler The Accidental—Ali Smith   It’s been an unsettling couple of months. It took me […]

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Stuff I’ve Been Reading: June/July 2007

Nick Hornby July 9, 2006 at 10:16 am Books , ,

BOOKS BOUGHT: Sons of Mississippi—Paul Hendrickson Last Days of Summer—Steve Kluger True Adventures with the King of Bluegrass—Tom Piazza On Fire—Larry Brown The Devil’s Highway—Luis Alberto Urrea Happiness—Darrin M. McMahon The Mysterious Secret of the Valuable Treasure—Jack Pendarvis BOOKS READ: Into the Wild—John Krakauer The Boy Who Fell From the Sky—Ken Dornstein The March—E. L. […]

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Stuff I’ve Been Reading: May 2006

Nick Hornby May 9, 2006 at 10:27 am Books , ,

BOOKS BOUGHT: We’re All in This Together—Owen King Funny Little Monkey—Andrew Auseon The March—E. L. Doctorow A Man Without a Country—Kurt Vonnegut BOOKS READ: Persepolis—Marjane Satrapi Persepolis 2—Marjane Satrapi Moondust—Andrew Smith A Man Without a Country—Kurt Vonnegut The Pendulum Years—Bernard Levin Running in the Family—Michael Ondaatje I have a bookshelf over my bed, which is […]

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Stuff I’ve Been Reading: April 2006

Nick Hornby April 9, 2006 at 10:28 am Books , ,

BOOKS BOUGHT: Eustace and Hilda—L. P. Hartley Moondust—Andrew Smith Darkness Falls from the Air—Nigel Balchin 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare—James Shapiro BOOKS READ: The Dirt—Mötley Crüe The Shrimp and the Anemone—L. P. Hartley The Poet—Michael Connelly Then We Came To The End—Joshua Ferris “Character is fate.” Discuss with reference to Eustace […]