Thursday, July 10, 2008

Book Buzz

  • What book landed on my “to read” list this week? David Benioff’s City of Thieves. The New York Times says the story of two Stalin-Era prisoners in search of eggs “reminds us what a beautifully ambiguous world we live in.”
  • Speaking of the Stalin Era, I’ve been religiously watching Niall Ferguson’s The War of the World series on PBS. Ferguson claims that WWII was not a war between evil and good, right and wrong, and I tend to agree. If you’d rather read than watch, he has a book by the same title.
  • Speaking of not-so-great-but-oh-so-popular authors, the latest Nora Roberts novel, Tribute, was released on Tuesday. I read one Nora Roberts series because the characters were supposedly Ukrainian, and it was one series too many.

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