Has anyone read Shadow Without a Name? I haven’t either but, over at A Guy’s Moleskine Notebook, the book was the subject of Monday’s Musing and is included at the top of his All-Time Favorites. His list of fourteen includes The Master and Margarita, A Separate Peace, The Brothers Karamazov, Beloved, and To the Lighthouse, all of which would be strong contenders for my own “all-time favorites” list, so Shadow Without a Name goes on my TBR.
I have not participated in a “challenge” before, so Not a Rat’s Chance in Hell Challenge will be my first. It is ideal encouragement to clear my TBR of books I have been avoiding for no good reason.
The ANZ LitLovers List of Best Australian Books. Whispering Gums gives an excellent rundown and discussion of several other “best of Australia” lists.
Bookslut reminds me that I have to read Thomas Mann’s Magic Mountain (hello, Not a Rat’s Chance in Hell Challenge), sometime in 2011….I think…
The Caustic Cover Critic interviews Melville House’s new art director Christopher King.
Laila Lalami: “After Tunisia”
Sasha & The Silverfish passionately defend Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre.
2011 Best Translated Book Award Longlist (via The Mookse and the Gripes)
Between the Word and Its Object (Time’s Flow Stemmed)
David Mitchell has a short story in the Financial Times. (Scoop and analysis by Whispering Gums.)