Hello 2008!

I sure do hate to see the holidays fading behind me. It’s one of the few times a year I can really cram in some solid reading time. A couple of days off work, big old couch, cup of coffee, a new book…

Over the past week, I picked up and finished  Chabon’s Yiddish Policeman’s Union. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was the perfect winter holiday book. I’m not one for ‘alternate history’ kinda things, but this one was well done. Of course Chabon’s writing was great (as always) but I really enjoyed the peek into the lives of the Jewish/Yiddish/Orthodox people. Lots of interesting tidbits to chew on. It’s fascinating to ‘experience’ older cultures like that. I did throw my two cents into the conversation with a short rambling book review over on LibraryThing too.

Now I’m turning the pages of The Bookaholics Guide to Book Blogs. If you frequent lit blogs, then you’ll know 99% of the folks featured in the book. I had no idea that some of the ‘heavy weights’ in the lit blog world are such a tight knit group. A couple of them are even married. I’ll pass along more when I’m done.

Hope your new year is off to a good start and that your holidays were as enjoyable and book-filled as mine were!

One thought on “Hello 2008!”

  1. Yes, they’re like a high school clique. I’ve stopped reading most of them… partially to reclaim my time and partially because they spend a lot of time saying the same stuff as everyone else and patting each other on the back. I’ve boiled it down to the essentials…

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