Richard's Poor Almanac by Richard Thompson for July 11, 2013
suggested summer reading dude: in "ulysses", the new oprah's book club selection, author james joyce uses innovative narrative techniques to tell the story of leopold bloom. bloom has just 24 hours to find & defuse the bomb hidden somewhere in dublin by the elusive criminal mastermind & illegal organ dealer known only as - the brain! thrill as bloom, his beautiful wife, molly, and their hip sidekick, steve, track down the brain in a fast-paced pub crawl that culminates in a pulse-pound-ing fight in an abandoned distillery! lady: i have to read "silas marner," "last of the mohicans," "the pearl," "a separate peace" and "the old man and the sea" for my intro-duction to hatefully dull literature class. screenplay in embryo man: i'm reading this, but i can't really recommend it. great big jumbo giant pop-up book baby: this was good until the author dragged the rhomboid in. then it just fell apart.
I’m currently alternating between the Sookie Stackhouse/“Southern Vampire”/True Blood series and the Collected Short Stories of Raymond Chandler. It works pretty well; a 300-page Sookie book takes about the same time to read as a 60-page Chandler story, and the CPP rate (corpses-per-page) is roughly the same.
After that, I’m going to take a crack at “Finnegan’s Wake.” Really.