Wednesday, November 10, 2010
NYRB Reading Week - Update
It's Wednesday and we're smack in the middle of the NYRB Reading Week! Thank you all to have participated. Honey and I have consolidated the reviews we have so far. The list is below. Please let us know if we've missed your review and leave a link in the comment section.
Here's the list of NYRB reviews from Nov. 7 to 10:
The Bear That Wasn't by Frank Tashlin reviewed at Gathering Books
Poison Penmanship: the gentle art of muckraking by Jessica Mitford reviewed at I Prefer Reading
Asleep in the Sun by Adolfo Boy Casares reviewed at Kyusi Reader
The Unknown Masterpiece by Honore de Balzac litstuff
The Rider on the White Horse by Theodor Storm reviewed at Lizzy's Literary Life
Stoner by John Williams reviewed by William Rycroft (written prior to NYRB Reading Week)
Witch Grass by Raymond Queneau reviewed at Letters and Sodas
The Stray Dog Cabaret: A Book of Russian Poems reviewed by Soliony
The Book of Ebenezer le Page by GB Edwards reviewed by William Rycroft (written prior to NYRB Reading Week)
After Claude by Iris Owens reviewed by Nicole
Unknown Masterpieces: Writers Rediscover Literature's Hidden Classics reviewed by Nathalie Foy
The Man Who Lost His Head by Robert McCloskey reviewed at Gathering Books
Summer Will Show by Sylvia Townsend Warner reviewed by Carol Wallace
An Episode of Sparrows by Rumer Godden reviewed at Gathering Books
We Think The World Of You by J.R. Ackerley reviewed by Ingrid Norton
Skylark by Dezso Kosztolanyi reviewed at My Porch
Nightmare Alley by William Lindsay Gresham reviewed at Sasha and the Silverfish
The Mountain Lion by Jean Stafford reviewed by William Rycroft
Skylark by Dezso Kosztolanyi reviewed by Nicole
Don't Look Now by Daphne Du Maurier reviewed at The Literary Stew
Skylark by Dezso Kosztolanyi reviewed at Coffeespoons
Great Granny Webster by Caroline Blackwood reviewed by Carol Wallace
Poem Strip by Dino Buzzati reviewed by Fleur Fisher
Victorine by Maude Hutchins reviewed at Magnificent Octopus
A Month in the Country by J.L. Carr reviewed at Nonsuch Book
The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy reviewed at My Porch
The Summer Book by Tove Jansson reviewed at Gathering Books
The Stalin Front by Gert Ledig reviewed at in lieu of a field guide
The Invention of Morel by Adolfo Boy Casares reviewed by William Rycroft (written prior to NYRB Reading Week)
*Also, please check out Thomas at My Porch's blog for interesting posts on NYRB covers and his favorite NYRB books so far.
For our photo contest, please sign up at Honey's blog, Coffeespoons and leave a link to your photograph. The winner of the photography contest will get a chance to win the book No Tomorrow by Vivant Denon. As we mentioned before, we'll also be giving out prizes for the best reviewers as chosen by Honey and I. The rest will get a chance to win either:
The Wedding of Zein by Tayeb Salih or
Soul of Wood by Jakov Lind.
If you already own either of these books then please leave a comment below saying which book you'd rather win. If we don't hear from you, we'll assume you're ok with winning either one. You can click on the titles to get a synopsis of each book at our sponsor's website, Fully Booked. The list of winners will be announced on Tuesday, November 16.
And if you've just heard about NYRB Reading Week, it's still not too late to join. Just grab an NYRB book, read it by the 13th of November and write a review.