Zack doesn’t write here anymore, but I dug up a post of his that somehow never got published. It’s a sequel to this one which ran some time ago.
Well here we are again. Summer has come and gone, although if you’re like me and live inSan Francisco, it was never really there to begin with. Regardless, the calendar tells us we have entered fall, and with it a season of rainy days, blustery winds and the chance to read some damn fine books has arrived.
As I mentioned in my first installment, the modern world does not lend itself well to reading. Not only is it hard to find the time to commit to a book, but finding a worthy read can be as challenging as finding the “good part” of a Nicolas Cage movie. Lucky for you, my life outside of these digital walls involves a career as a bookstore administrator. Just as many of the best movies of the year are released around the holidays, the fall is the peak season for highly-anticipated book releases (and no that phrase is not an oxymoron). You know that woman who wrote those books about that wizard? I think her name is J.K. Rowling or something. Well she’s publishing her first adult novel this month. Another name likely to ring bells is that of Mr. Stephen Colbert, who will publish his sequel to 2007’s hilarious sort-of book I Am America (And So Can You!).
But I trust you to do the research on the megablocksters like Rowling and Colbert. I’m here to outline some titles I think you might really like. These aren’t all brand new titles, but one of them is hot off the presses. To help connect you with the best possible paper and ink mentioned below, I’ve listed each book in the context of films that should appeal to potential readers. Remember: if you read them now, you can give them away later when you’re too cheap to do any Christmas shopping! Continue Reading »
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