Seeing today in a 1920s vision

It was required reading for all three of my daughters in high school. My oldest daughter still considers it one of her favorite novels. It escaped my attention (or I avoided its reach) for decades. I am an initiate now, though.

“It” is The Great Gatsby. I’ve know it’s generally been required high school reading […]

Thanksgiving Edition

I have been noticeably absent the last couple weeks, busy enough with work and family that I haven’t even posted any weekend editions. In fact, I still haven’t written a planned review of a book I read a month ago. In any event, Thanksgiving seemed a good time to post an edition of linkage. Some […]

Weekend Edition: 11-3

Bookish Linkage

Is there life left in the music memoir?

It looks like a lot of us judge others based on the content of their bookshelves. (You can participate online.) (via)

Three Percent has its first edition of the 2012 Translation Database online

Nonbookish Linkage

Almost every Obama conspiracy theory ever (via)


Book Review: Bruce by Peter Ames Carlin

Like perhaps most everyone, occasionally something strikes you that makes you think about those three or five people, dead or alive, you would invite to dinner if your could. Now anyone who reads this blog might well think that Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen are on the “must invite” list. To be honest, though, I […]