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Top 50 Books to Read Next List

This is my reading list. What I’ve read, what I’m reading, what I’m going to read next. It’s mostly literary fiction, but I’ll mix in the occasional bio or historical whatever. I’m not adverse to reading books written by white American men, but I’ll also read female authors. I’ll do it. Check out the list. I don’t care what anyone says. I’ll even read a book written by a non-white, non-American, just to keep those comparative lit snobs off my back. As an English major, I feel that it my sworn duty to at least attempt to be well read. Continue reading

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Kandinsky and More Kandinsky

Tweet The Thing I’m Doing This Year #26 Over eight days in late July I took in two beach events in Long Beach and Milwaukee. Nice and warm in California, an event featuring all the superstars of beach volleyball. I … Continue reading

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Invisible Man

Then I went into the bookstore and find a book off my nerdy books-to-buy-next list, “Invisible Cities” by Italo Calvino. People who are in the know consider this book a post-modern masterpiece. In a conversation with Kublai Khan, Marco Polo describes cities from Khan’s empire and/or cities Polo visited on his worldwide travels. A couple of things got me off track, first the “Khan” described here is not the same Khan I found wildly entertaining in a couple Star Trek feature films. No, totally different guy. Continue reading

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My Review | The Fault in Our Stars

Tweet The Fault in Our Stars by John Green My rating: 4 of 5 stars My 15-year-old daughter Gina asked me to read this book. As a father, when one of my kids asks me to read a book, I … Continue reading

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My Review of Catch-22, an all-time classic

On some Top 100 lists for the greatest fiction ever written, Catch-22 is ranked top 10 and even top five, so why didn’t I like it? And what is the connection between Catch-22 and M.A.S.H.? I get to the bottom of it with my review. Continue reading

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