Reading in 2019

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  1. Great job. I planned to read 12 books. but other things got in the way. I still did a lot of reading but it was more educational purposes rather than recreational. Won’t set any goal this year but I plan to read more books than I did last year.

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  2. I haven’t read the Chabon you mention, but I’ve read a few of his and liked a couple quite a bit. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay was a particular favorite. I’ve added this one to my to-read list.

    I read The Art of Fielding and thought I remembered liking it a lot, but on looking back at my review, I’m reminded that I felt more meh about it — it was a good book that to me fell short of being the great book it had the promise to be.

    You’ve piqued my interest in the Dickens book, but I’m a little iffy, as the sort of whimsical fictionalization of a public figure that it sounds like tends to fall flat for me.

    I liked John Henry Days a lot and like Whitehead a lot (though he’s a bit uneven). The Underground Railroad is well worth a read if you’re not turned off to his work.

    My senior high school English teacher, who I reconnected with 20 years later through an unlikely late connection via my Dad, recommended Where’d You Go, Bernadette, and I liked it but didn’t love it. I sort of suspect it’s a better movie than it was a book.

    I’ve been an on-again-off-again subscriber to Harper’s in part for the monthly short story and in part for the current events and longer thoughtful articles and in part for the book reviews. I always wind up feeling guilty for not reading it cover to cover every month and let it lapse, though. I can’t imagine confronting a fancy magazine like The New Yorker weekly!

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    1. > I can’t imagine confronting a fancy magazine like The New Yorker weekly!
      But the font is so pretty! I just like to gaze at that even if I don’t read the words.

      I don’t think you’d like the Dickens book. It’s whimsical and takes a lot of liberties, I think you’d probably roll your eyes a lot.

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