Booklist 2011

Today in the Tournament of Books, it's Model Home by Eric Puchner vs. Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart, with the verdict rendered by .... me? Wait, seriously? Who let me do literary criticism? Well anyway, mistakes were made and I think it's best we just move on. But I am going to check two novels off my

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Best Picture Reviews: The Rest

Just under the wire! One of my self-assigned tasks was to view and provide capsule reviews for all 10 Best Picture nominees prior to the Academy Awards. I previously covered 127 Hours, The Social Network, and Toy Story 3. The rest are below. Spoiler warning! As in, I don't make much of an effort to avoid them. Be careful.  

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Booklist 2011 – Suggestions Sought

In 2005 I asked readers of defective yeti to pick a year's worth of books for me. They did, and I wound up reading some of the best literature of my life. I still harken back to the comments that entry when I am in need of a novel to devour. I haven't been reading as much in recent years,

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2011 Projects

Last year, in lieu of making New Year's Resolutions, I instead posted my 2010 Projects List, a compilation of twelve creative endeavors I had intended to tackle in the coming months. I have decided to do so again this year. Post the 2010 list, I mean. I may as well, as I made very little headway on any of them.

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Projects 2010

On New Year's day of 2009 I opted to skip the resolutions and instead simply vow to do a dozen "projects" over the coming twelve months. That decision, and some of the projects that resulted from it, are documented here. I did so again for 2010. But this time I actually listed a number of projects that I intended to

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