You’ve gotta read this!

I don’t often post or write about what I’m reading. Maybe because it’s overdone–too many of us cluttering the cosmos with our likes & dislikes–or maybe, as I suggest in this link, it’s a little presumptuous. But I can if I want to–isn’t that the point of it all?–and when Amor Towles, the author of Rules of Civility, came to town, I took the opportunity to shout it from the vantage point of my latest Presidio Sentinel column. I call it “You’ve gotta read this!”

I plan to write a year-end column on people’s favorite reads of 2012. What’s yours? Repeats don’t count, so it can’t be your second go at War & Peace (unless you never finished it the first time) or your annual reading of Pride & Prejudice or my third time through Rules of Civility, although I did, in fact, enjoy it more than anything else I’ve read this year, even on my third reading.


About Alice Lowe

I am a freelance writer, avid reader and Virginia Woolfophile in San Diego, California. I have published essays and reviews about Virginia Woolf, including "Beyond the Icon: Virginia Woolf in Contemporary Fiction," a monograph in the Bloomsbury Heritage Series published in 2010 by Cecil Woolf Publishers, London. My personal essays have appeared and are forthcoming in numerous literary journals and can be followed on my blog:
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3 Responses to You’ve gotta read this!

  1. Lynn says:

    I highly recommend The Hare With Amber Eyes and River of Doubt. I guess those are the two books I enjoyed reading most this year.

  2. Pingback: A literary Thanksgiving that includes Virginia Woolf « Blogging Woolf

  3. Sigrun says:

    I vote fore something new & something a bit older – YOU’VE GOTTA READ THIS:
    1) Madness, Rack, and Honey: Collected Lectures
    by Mary Ruefle
    2) The Triggering Town: Lectures and Essays on Poetry and Writing
    by Richard Hugo

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