Monday, November 7, 2011

October Reading List a la Nick Hornby

Books bought: 

  1. Best American Short Stories 2011
  2. Best American Essays 2011
  3. Best American Spiritual Writing 2012 (which, to be honest, confuses me since how can it be possible that someone wrote the best spiritual essays in 2012 when no one has gotten the chance to actually write one since 2012 hasn't actually happened yet? it seems rigged or something. or metaphysical. like there's some tesser or something only spiritual essay writers know about.)
  4. How to read slowly
  5. Celeb cause by Helen Fielding 
  6. Friend of my youth by Alice Munro
  7. A son of the circus by John Irving
  8. The Mediator by Meg Cabot

Books read:

  1. Selected Short Stories by Flannery O'Connor (5 stars, of course)
  2. The Situation and the Story (4 stars...great resource for narrative nonfiction)
  3. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin (so far, so good!)
  4. The first three chapters of The Hunger Games because I couldn't find Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, which was hiding under the couch. 


  1. Hola, quizás os interese saber que tenemos una colección que incluye el relato 'NippleJesus' de Nick Hornby en versión original conjuntamente con el relato 'Strangers When We Meet' de Hanif Kureishi.

    El formato de esta colección es innovador porque permite leer directamente la obra en inglés sin necesidad de usar el diccionario al integrarse un glosario en cada página.

    Tenéis más info de este relato y de la colección Read&Listen en

  2. What do you think of Best American Spiritual Writing, I've tried to read some of it and find it a bit dull...or something...