May 2010 Recommended Reading List

In April, I deliberately read books that I thought wouldn’t suck me in (because the novel I was writing at the time wouldn’t let me get involved in other works, jealous novel that it was).  As a result, my recommended reading list for April was unbelievably short. I more than made up for that in May, despite the fact that I was teaching a very […]

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April 2010 Recommended Reading List

I spent most of April writing what I call a jealous novel.  When I write some novels, they don’t want me to imagine much of anything else—particularly in the  novel form.  So I can’t read incredibly good books, those books that make you disappear into the world.  I was left with mediocre to bad books or excellent short stories.  For some reason, short story quality […]

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Recommended Reading List December 2009

I read a lot in December.  Sadly, much of it wasn’t memorable.  I checked my calendar (where I record what I read) to see if I had missed anything for the list—and was startled to see books that I barely remembered reading one week later. I’m also doing some very dishy research, so I’m reading a lot of salacious downmarket books from the 1950s, 60s […]

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