Monthly Archives: November 2010

Masked edited by Lou Anders — Enthusiasticast Episode 38

Jon endorses Masked, edited by Lou Anders. We also mention… James Frey’s script mill for ‘I Am Number Four’ James Patterson, Danielle Steel, Joyce Carol Oates, Lee Child Kevin Chong‘s Baroque-a-Nova Sarah Dearing’s Courage My Love Tobias Wolff On Becoming … Continue reading

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If Only We Could Read Faster (for November 30)

If time and money were infinite, this is what we would buy and read.    The Bed of Procrustes Nassim Nicholas Taleb Do you remember how Michael Pollan helped you feel like a douchebag for grocery shopping, and then, while … Continue reading

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If Only We Could Read Faster (for November 23)

If time and money were infinite, this is what we would buy and read. (I’m not picking these books based on colour scheme, I swear.)   Twice now authors have turned up in the comments after we mentioned their book. I say this … Continue reading

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David Lipsky’s Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself — Enthusiasticast Episode 36

Special guest Laura Penny endorses David Lipsky’s Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace We also mention… Laura Penny’s More Money Than Brains: Why Schools Suck, College is Crap, and Idiots Think … Continue reading

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If Only We Could Read Faster (for November 16)

If time and money were infinite, this is what we would buy and read. Luka and the Fire of Life by Salman Rushdie Another novella for young readers from Rushdie, this companion piece to Haroun and the Sea of Stories is … Continue reading

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If Only We Could Read Faster (for November 9)

If time and money were infinite, this is what we would buy and read. This week it’s something new, something I missed last week, and something free.     Full Dark, No Stars Stephen King Let us take moment to appreciate … Continue reading

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Christopher McDougall’s Born to Run — Enthusiasticast Episode 35

Jon endorses Christopher McDougall ‘s Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen We also mention… National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo.org) Laura Miller’s (@magiciansbook) Better yet, DON’T write that novel Why National … Continue reading

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If Only We Could Read Faster (for November 2)

If time and money were infinite this is what we would buy and read. (National Ninja Novel Writing Month will be kicking my ass for the next 30 days, so it’s just going to be sarcasm and links for a bit, … Continue reading

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