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About meCurrently reading:
Travels With Robert Louis Stevenson: An Inland Voyage; In the South Seas; Across the Plains. 3 vol. set

Still need to finish reviews for:
Never Let Me Go
Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
The Remains of the Day
The Wind in the Willows
Travels With A Donkey
The Complete Short Stories of Graham Greene

Put down, but will reattempt soon:
Black Lamb and Grey Falcon by Rebecca West
An Alphabet for Gourmets
Things Fall Apart
Bee Thousand
Travels With Charley
Shaming the Devil: Essays in Truth-Telling by Alan Jacobs
Celebration of Discipline by Richard J. Foster

Optimistic/Completely Unrealistic Reading List for 2008:
Middlemarch
Up at the Villa
Hitchcock/Truffaut
Remains of the Day *
The Snow Leopard
Finn Family Moomintroll
The Four Loves by C.S. Lewis (reread)
(more to come...)

* Mission Accompished

About my libraryFor 2008, I'm trying to read a helluva lot more than I did last year. Thanks to working two jobs, I think I only squeezed in about a dozen complete books.

To add to my already over-ambitious list of 50+ books for the year, I want to try and add a poorly written review for each book I finish.

I'm going to evaluate what I read based on three criteria:

- the quality of the writing (* being your average self-help guru, ***** being Dostoyevsky)

- the entertainment/enlightenment value of the story [* being the average self-help book, ***** being The Brothers Karamazov]

- the reread-ability of the story.

Only those I perceive to be true classics will get the five-star treatment. There are plenty of books I love which I'll have to concede a three- or four-star rating due to technical or creative failings (Pamela Frankau's Wreath for the Enemy springs to mind immediately as one of these).

GroupsFolio Society devotees, What Are You Reading Now?

Favorite authorsG. K. Chesterton, Graham Greene, Greil Marcus, Kurt Vonnegut (Shared favorites)

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Real namePhilip Tatler

LocationKnoxville, TN

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceDec 3, 2007

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