Sunday, November 14, 2010

NYRB Reading Week - The Final Round-Up



Yesterday was the last day of NYRB Reading Week and what a fantastic week its been.We've had so many participants and we now have many wonderful reviews to read. I'm going to spend my Sunday rereading the reviews and getting to the ones I haven't read yet. Honey and I will be meeting tomorrow to choose winners. We'll be announcing the results on Tuesday, November 16.

Reviews submitted that were written prior to NYRB Reading Week will not be eligible for the prizes. Also, if you've reviewed more than one book this week, then you'll be entered more times in the raffle draw. Thank you so much to our sponsors Fully Booked and Random House, Inc for providing the prizes.

This has been a excellent event and already many of you have asked when we can do it again. I hope this can be an annual event. I'd love to co-host this again. Good luck and happy reading!

Here's the list of NYRB reviews from Nov. 7 to 13.

November 7
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

November 8 
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

November 9 
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
Don't Look Now by Daphne Du Maurier reviewed at Kyusi Reader

November 10 
Great Granny Webster by Caroline Blackwood reviewed by Carol Wallace
Poem Strip by Dino Buzzati reviewed by Fleur Fisher
Victorine by Dezso Kosztolanyi 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 Janssons 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)
Alien Hearts by Guy de Maupassant reviewed by Carol Wallace (written prior to NYRB Reading Week)
The Slaves of Solitude by Patrick Hamilton reviewed at Sasha and the Silverfish

November 11 
Jenny Goes to Sea by Esther Averill reviewed at Gathering Books
Fox in the Attic by Richard Hughes reviewed by Nicole
Alien Hearts by Guy de Maupassant reviewed at Club Balzac
Stoner by John Williams reviewed at Mental Multivitamin

November 12 
The Engagement by Georges Simenon reviewed at Magnificent Octopus
Three Bedrooms in Manhattan by Georges Simenon reviewed at William Rycroft (written prior to NYRB week)
Mistress Masham's Repose by T.H.White reviewed by Nathalie Foy
Cassandra at the Wedding by Dorothy Baker reviewed by Ara Jane
The Chyrsalids by John Wyndham reviewed at The Finch and Pea
Rock Crystal by Adalbert Stifter reviewed at Magnificent Octopus
Randall Jarell's Book of Stories reviewed by Nicole
The Company They Kept: Writers on their Unforgettable Friendships Gathering Books
Manservant and Maidservant by Ivy Compton-Burnett reviewed at The Reading Life

November 13 
Niki: The Story of a Dog by Tibor Dery reviewed by Fleur Fisher
The Post-Office Girl by Stefan Zweig reviewed at A Work in Progress (posted prior to NYRB week)
The Wonderful O by James Thurber reviewed at Gathering Books
The 13 Clocks by James Thurber reviewed at Gathering Books
Red Lights by Georges Simenon reviewed by Lizzy Sidal
The Snows of Yesteryear by Gregor von Rezzori reviewed by Lizzy Sidal (posted prior to NYRB Week)
The Queue by Vladimir Sorokin by William Rycroft (posted prior to NYRB Week)
The Magic Pudding by Norman Lindsay reviewed at Gathering Books
Indian Summer by William Dean Howell reviewed at Carol Wallace
Wish Her Safe At Home by Stephen Benatar reviewed at Evening All Afternoon
A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes reviewed at Coffeespoons
Wish Her Safe At Home by Stephen Benatar reviewed at Book Snob
School For Love by Olivia Manning reviewed at My Porch
A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes reviewed at New Century Reading
Wish Her Safe At Home by Stephen Benatar reviewed at cobblestonesea
After Claude by Iris Owens reviewed at Shelf Love

*Please check out Honey's post today at her blog  Coffeespoons to see the entries for our photography competition.

Other Interesting Posts:
*Check out Thomas at My Porch's blog for interesting posts on NYRB covers and his favorite NYRB books so far.

*Damin Searls works for NYRB Classics as an editor, translator, introducer and back cover writer. Besides all that, he loves NYRB Classics and has listed his top ten favorites here.

*For my own list of favorite NYRB Classics so far, you can read my post here.

*Lizzy Sidal is holding her own NYRB competition. All you have to do is pick your favorite NYRB cover. Check out her blog here.

13 comments:

  1. It's still Saturday here! Can mine still count?! Hope so! Here it is -
    http://bookssnob.wordpress.com/2010/11/13/wish-her-safe-at-home-by-stephen-benatar/

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  2. I also reviewed A High Wind in Jamaica today.

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  3. I have not read any NYRB titles yetm but my wishlist (which I hope to start over Thanksgiving) is getting longer and longer. I loved reading reviews this week--and am thrilled to find a few new ones on your list. Thanks for organizing this project!

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  4. You're so kind to link to me when I read the book prior to the NYRB reading week--Thanks! And you are right--Zweig is an author who really should be better known. Now I'm off to explore more of those reviews you have shared!

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  5. Hi Mrs. B, Mary reviewed a nonfiction NYRB for November 12, entitled The Company they Kept - here's the link for that review: http://gatheringbooks.wordpress.com/2010/11/12/nyrb-reading-week-the-company-they-kept/

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  6. I made my submissions via Coffespoon's 11/10 consolidation post, but they're not included here.

    I've reposted them below.

    Review / chapbook entry:

    http://mentalmultivitamin.blogspot.com/2010/11/chapbook-entry.html

    Photo submissions:

    http://mentalmultivitamin.blogspot.com/2010/11/nyrb-reading-week-photos.html

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  7. Hello Mrs B, I've posted our own summative and reflective blogpost for the week as could be seen here:

    http://gatheringbooks.wordpress.com/2010/11/14/nyrb-reading-week-a-reflective-and-summative-postscript/

    Many thanks to you and Honey for hosting this wonderful event!

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  8. I enjoyed reading a fe of these post. I feel a little sorry that I could not participate myself or read everyone's post. So I do hope the event will return next year!!

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  9. Excited to start reading through all the posts! Thank you so much for sponsoring this. I also posted on The Post-Office Girl yesterday morning.

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  10. Thanks so much for hosting this. I hope you decide to do it again next year! Off to read more reviews...

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  11. Thanks again for hosting this. Excellent experience all around and I never mind giving more love to NYRB Classics. They deserve it!

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  12. I loved The Post-Office Girl, too. If you want to read my review of it, it's here: http://tartanwallpaper.blogspot.com/2010/07/post-office-girl-rausch-der-verwandlung.html

    I must read Hons and Rebels! I'm due for a dose of Mitford.

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  13. Missed the cutoff but what can I say? I'm a slow reader and it was a busy week. Anyway, my review of Stoner is up at Like Fire.

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