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“Swamplandia!” by Karen Russell on Feb 6, 2012 in 2012 BooksA fixture on many of last year’s Best-of lists, Swamplandia! was going to get read sooner or later. But when it was picked by both Books and Bars and The Mornings News, well, that just made it jump the queue. Swamplandia! is a Florida novelty p...



Writers on Writing on Feb 5, 2012 in WritingMy friend Amy of New Century Reading sent me a link to 25 Insights on Becoming a Better Writer on The 99 Percent. I’m sure you’ve seen some variation of this article, where writers give advice on writing. It’s always useful, though,...



“The Sisters Brothers” by Patrick DeWitt on Feb 2, 2012 in 2012 BooksI put The Sisters Brothers on my request list at the library even before it was picked as one of the contenders for The Morning News Tournament of Books 2012. (I think it was recommended at Good Reads by trusted reading friends Kate and Patricia.) So...



“Sweet Tooth v4: Endangered Species” by Jeff Lemire on Feb 2, 2012 in 2012 Books, comic booksI’ve told you before: you should be reading the comic book series Sweet Tooth. I just tore through volume 4, Sweet Tooth: Endangered Species. It’s about a boy named Gus. He’s a human/animal hybrid in a world that was largely wiped o...



The Unwritten v5: On To Genesis on Feb 2, 2012 in 2012 Books, comic booksIn addition to Sweet Tooth, one of my favorite comic book series in The Unwritten, a twisty take on literature and pop culture that has gone from meta to hyper meta in the latest volume 5, The Unwritten: On To Genesis. Tom Taylor is the real human (...



Your Favorite Book? on Jan 31, 2012 in ReadingI recently read Lonesome Dove, that a friend told me long ago was her favorite book. We’ve fallen out of touch, so I don’t know if it is, still. But I’ve always found that question interesting, so long as the responder doesn’t...