Tuesday, December 30, 2003

Just finished Sara Nelson's So Many Books, So Little Time while I was at the gym. It was a semi-entertaining gym read, but I can't help but feel disappointed. Lots of the observations Nelson makes about her history of reading are repetitive, dull, or have been stated elsewhere so frequently that I found I turned the pages very quickly--too quickly, in fact, in the vain hope that I would find something worth my time on subsequent pages. None of her book descriptions made me want to read a single volume. I guess I didn't like it much at all, in retrospect! The idea was sensational: Read a book a week for a year and report on the experience. What a heavenly project! What book-loving writer wouldn't want to try it?


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