Thursday, January 3, 2019

Book links from me and other bloggers


Happy new year, Chris Difford, and thanks again for the interview! My wife and I saw your pal Elton John in concert last year. 

Books that Arthur Hlavaty read last year. I have started Astounding by Alec Nevala-Lee and it is wonderful so far.

Books that PQ read in 2018, pieces he wrote, favorite films, favorite hip hop albums, favorite podcasts and some travel photos.

Arthur, PQ and I all read The Most Dangerous Man in America: Timothy Leary, Richard Nixon, and the Hunt for the Fugitive King of LSD by Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis. That book also is included in my "Top Ten Books of 2018" blog post, which you'll want to read if you missed it, because PQ has just posted his top five books in the comments! Also, see Van Scott's top ten books, and post your list, too.

Last year, I wrote about books quite a few times in my day job at the Sandusky Register, and as this is a blog that attracts readers, you may want to read some of my more interesting dispatches. You can read my feature about a forgotten Sandusky teen poet who is the subject of a new book (quite an unusual literary story), my interview with Chris Difford of Squeeze (and his comments on ten Squeeze songs!), my article about cartoonist Tom Batiuk of "Funky Winkerbean" and "Crankshaft" fame, my piece about Robert Kennedy Jr.'s new book,  my article about Ohio's poet laureate, Dave Lucas (I read his book, "Weather," which is quite good), and my piece on Paula McLain, author of "The Paris Wife" and other books.





1 comment:

Alec said...

Glad to hear that you're enjoying Astounding!. I'm not sure if you knew this, but I'm a big RAW fan:

https://nevalalee.wordpress.com/2018/07/16/the-illuminatus/

For a while, I thought about writing his biography, but it sounds like someone else beat me to it—and I can't wait to read the result.