Monthly Archives: December 2011

2011: The Literary Year in Review

It’s New Year’s Eve, a good time to look back on what’s happened in the literary world this year. Here are two more “best books” lists I think I’ve missed, NPR’s choices of The Best Music Books of 2011 and … Continue reading

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Best Books Read in 2011: My List

Most of the “best books” list that come out at the end of a year refer to books published during that year. My list, however, comprises books that I have read during the year, regardless of when they were published. … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany: Happy Holidays!

Monday Miscellany is taking this week off for the winter holidays. Season’s greetings and best wishes for peace and joy in 2012 to all!

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13 best 2011 author interviews R

13 best 2011 author interviews – Noah Feldman talking about William O. Douglas – CSMonitor.com A loose young woman in Nazi-era Berlin. A titanic failure of courage on the Titanic. A Supreme Court justice with a thing for hot blondes. … Continue reading

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Healing Reads: The Year’s Five Best Books

Healing Reads: The Year’s Five Best Books – WSJ.com. Health and medicine books tend to be long on advice and how-to, and short on compelling narrative and literary merit. But several new books this year proved to be welcome exceptions, … Continue reading

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PW Staff: The Best Books We’ve Read This Year « PWxyz

PW Staff: The Best Books We’ve Read This Year « PWxyz PW has already named its Best Books 0f 2011, but since readers rarely get to see the faces behind the scenes, we thought we’d let our staff share the … Continue reading

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The overlooked sci-fi of 2011 – Salon.com

The overlooked sci-fi of 2011 – Salon.com When compiling best-of lists at the end of the year, it’s easy to overlook certain classes of deserving books. In a year filled with massive, highly publicized releases — a new Neal Stephenson, … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany

How the literary female detective has changed In The Christian Science Monitor Randy Dotinga says of Scottish mystery writer Denise Mina: [she] has become one of the finest mystery writers of the 21st century. Her deeply perceptive grasp on the … Continue reading

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Crime Fiction Lover | Top Books of 2011

Crime Fiction Lover | Category Archive | Features. I love a good mystery. If you do too, you’ll want to take a look at the top 5 mysteries as chosen by each of 4 reviewers for Crime Fiction Lover.

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Best of 2011: 3 More Lists

Yes, the lists just keep coming. Here are 3 more from NPR: Fired Up: The Year’s Best Science Fiction, Fantasy Here are five of the best, most interesting, most mutated science fiction and fantasy novels published this year. A Dance … Continue reading

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