The Books I Read Last Year: The Bad (Part 2)

“Most bad books get that way because their authors are engaged in trying to justify themselves. If a vain author is an alcoholic, then the most sympathetically portrayed character in his book will be an alcoholic. This sort of thing is very boring for outsiders.” – Stephen Vizinczey Read More The Books I Read Last Year: The Bad (Part 2)

The Books I Read Last Year: The Good, the Bad, and the Meh (Part 1)

Here at Persephone, we pride ourselves on being a bunch of bookish book lovers (you saw the Middlemarch Madness, right?), and I am no exception. A few years back, I realized that I had been neglecting reading in favor of my long-term romantic partner, Television, and that my brain (and conversational skills) was showing the neglect. So I started keeping track of my reading habits, trying to one up myself in the number of books I read every year. This works out swell for me, because in addition to being bookish and clever, I am one competitive bitch. Read More The Books I Read Last Year: The Good, the Bad, and the Meh (Part 1)