Four days of BookTV has been great! The best segment I saw was Morse talking about the Dictionary. Fascinating! But I still have three shows to watch on the old dvr (including Isaac Stern!)… so that may change.
Just wanted to let you guys know about the fun Title Quiz the New York Times has posted right now. It was pretty fun and I picked up some neat facts.
Also, I had The Fellowship by Roger Friedland and Harold Zellman on my Christmas Wish List. But after reading the NYTBR I’m thinking about dropping it. Just not interested if all the book as to offer is re-hashing the sex drive and decades old gossip of one of our nation’s most talented designers.
Let me know if any of you have read it and disagree with the NYTBR. I’d love to be persuaded to buy and read it! I’ve always enjoyed Frank Lloyd Wright’s work.
Juan Williams’ Enough. I picked up this book after a great post by one of Birmingham’s more prominant bloggers.
I thought this critical look at racial divides in our country was very logical and clearcut, which (as I understand it) is one of the reasons Williams has come under attack for his statements. Too much cold logic and not enough emotion and historical perspective.
As always I posted my thoughts over on LibraryThing.
My advice: Read the book and decide for yourself.
I just finished Jack Butler’s Jujitsu for Christ.
It was FANTASTIC! Just a well crafted southern tale dealing with some serious issues. The whole book takes place over a few years in 1950’s-1960’s Mississippi. Great characters and great writing. The dialect and depictions of southern concerns will have your side splitting at times.
Highly recommended for folks looking for an easy entertaining read.
Veronica Pike Kennedy wrote a review in Sunday’s Paper of Dennis Love’s My City Was Gone, published by William Morrow, a Harper Collins imprint. The book is about Anniston’s plight with toxic PCB’s and Monsanto over the years.
(Please note: The author used to be a reporter at the News. So don’t be surprised if Love gets some love from the paper.)