Any geek like myself who listens to podcasts has probably heard the advertisements for Audible.com, the Amazon property that sells audiobooks. Their ads seem to have become a fixture on these podcasts, naturally enough since people who listen to podcasts are likely to be the most predisposed to listening to books narrated for […]
Yesterday at Book Off I somewhat fortuitously — for I hadn’t even noticed the “foreign books” shelves until I was in the checkout line — picked up for 100 yen an old (2 years ago) edition of The New Yorker — the “Winter Fiction” edition.
I actually had bought Nick Hornby’s Fever Pitch several years ago, in London. I was there on one of several extended business trips I took there in the late 90’s. I don’t remember the details of why I bought it, but I vaguely remember that I had taken a budding interest in soccer […]
I bought David Sedaris’ Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim last year at a foreign book sale but after reading the first essay at home, I worried whether I’d be able take the book on my commute, given that I could barely stop laughing as I was reading it. So it went […]
I picked this book up about a half-year ago at a foreign book sale, but I’ve had no real urge to read it until recently. To be honest, I had been a bit afraid to read fiction from Hornby, having only read part of Fever Pitch and his collection of essays related to […]
This post is actually not really about 2006 like Part One was, but rather about looking ahead to my reading plans for 2007. So here are some book-related resolutions for 2007:
Read more books on my shelf instead of always buying new ones.
I need to read more books on my shelf, rather […]