Reading Addict

Book Pairings

I love the idea of pairing nonfiction and fiction titles about a particular subject and reading them successively.  For example, I know of a book club that read The Paris Wife by Paula McLain together with Hemingway’s A Moveable

You Don't Know Me At All by Rebecca Howard

There’s a darkly funny song by Ben Folds called “You Don’t Know Me At All.”  In it, a couple has the realization that they have absolutely nothing to say to each other and it’s not because they know each other so deeply that words aren’t necessary.  It’s because they have no idea what the other is thinking, nor do they really care much anymore.

Indie Lit Revisited by Nick Abrahamson

I’ve been contributing to the Reading Addict long enough now that it’s inevitable I’ll repeat myself from time to time.  I’ll retread over well worn territory as I know I’ve done, but hopefully I can offer a bit of luminescence in between the warmed leftovers.    I’ve championed indie literature in the past, as I hope I’ll continue to do in the future, for many reasons.  For one, it’s honest.  For every James Patterson, there’s a poor recent graduate, who before he earned a fiction fellowship banged away on the k

Childhood Obsessions by Laura Raphael

When I was a child/young adult, I was obsessed with ________________.

1. Horses.
2. Duran Duran.
3. Model airplanes.
4. American Girl dolls.

Loving Laura Lippman by Rebecca Howard

I’ll confess--I first picked up a Laura Lippman book simply because of alliteration.  She’s got such a great name; it’s like she was destined to be a writer. And while I wouldn’t describe myself as a mystery or suspense reader, I was hooked.

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