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February 28, 2007

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Bluestalking Reader

Iliana, have you read the other book Zane edited, 'Remarkable Reads'? I realized I actually have this one here at my library desk, hidden away in the shelf right above my head. It contains essays written on specific reading topics such as: "The Most Memorable Book That I Read," "The Hippest Book I Read," etc., each written by a different writer. It's also a wonderful book.

iliana

Great interview. I've visited the Top Ten web site a couple of times and it's fun to read the lists readers have submitted. Perfect way to find books to add to the ever growing list of books to be read.

Bluestalking Reader

Andi, my husband's flying home from Raleigh today, coincidentally, after a business meeting he had out there. I've instructed him to search out the newspaper for me so I can have a look at it. Online is okay, but there's something about having the real, paper copy of a newspaper.

Bluestalking Reader

Fay, I've been thinking about all sorts of potential top tens. I need to get myself organized and do some of them. For one thing, there's "Top Ten Books I Fell Asleep While Reading," which I should probably try to restrict to authors no longer living. They tend to be less offended.

Go visit Peder Zane's blog if you get a chance. I posted the link to that at the top of my blog, but I'll post it again here just in case:

http://www.toptenbooks.net/blog/index.html

Andi

What a delightful interview. And I'm ashamed to say, not once did I pick up the Raleigh/Durham Observer when I lived a mere 45 minutes from Raleigh. Shame on me.

I can't wait to lay my hands on this book. I'm a sucker for lists.

Fay

Bluestalking Reader, this is definitely my idea of fun. I've been playing around with this book in various ways. Today I came up with some lists of my own, posted on Historical / Present, based on Zane's numbers: Top Ten Books by Women Authors and Top Ten Books in Translation. There are 2 books each by Jane Austen & Virginia Woolf, and the Russian classics dominate the translations.

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