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Thankful for books

November 24, 2011

How lucky we are that books are such an important part of our everyday lives. Today, and it’s not yet 8 a.m., there have been media stories on the NYPD’s destruction of the Occupy Wall Street library of 3000 books (which is going to emerge as a significant if not permanent symbol of the conflict;) on the Big Read in Tucson where the city has embraced the poetry of Emily Dickinson—from pizza parlors to high end eateries to libraries to all manner of tributes and parties; to tomorrow’s Black Friday sales on ereaders and tablets—there is serious money competing for our bookloving eyeballs.

So thank you Alan Furst, Kate Atkinson, Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche, Aravind Adiga, Gerald Seymour, Stella Rimington, Kelvin Christopher James and all my other current favorite writers.

Which authors do you want to thank?

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 24, 2011 2:04 pm

    I am about to read the “The White Tiger”. Is this where I can get opinions?

    • November 24, 2011 2:26 pm

      White Tiger is a fantastic novel, but this isn’t a book review site except incidentally. You might sign up for Goodreads which is a social reading site, filled with book reviews from thousands of dedicated readers.

      You can find it here: http://www.goodreads.com/

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