Monday, January 03, 2005

This and That

The Guardian has books to watch out for in 2005. One of them includes a new one by Kazuo Ishiguro called Never Let Me Go. It is apparently a science fiction novel. Should be interesting. At the NY Times, Cynthia Ozick writes about her first book tour. A nice write up at the Denver Post about lit blogs. (link via Bookninja) One lucky blogger striving to read 52 books in 52 weeks is being sponsored by a bookstore. Atomic Books is providing the year's reading material. The catch is that the staff at the bookstore get to pick the books. That would make me a little nervous, but, hey, free books. (link via Bookslut) That should keep you busy for at least a few minutes. And it has allowed me to post without reviewing the book I finished the other day, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins. My Mom and Disney's Bambi (remember Thumper?) taught me that if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all. So I'm working up at least one nice thing I can say before I post about it. Maybe I'll have it by tomorrow.