“Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.” ― Walter Cronkite
So how was your Summer Reading?
I had some rewarding reads myself. I didn’t tap into too many of the latest titles… Instead, I returned to a Pulitzer Prize winning work that wasn’t too old… The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. Thus – this caught my eye...LATimes ‘Jacket Copy’ – How candid is Junot Diaz en español?
If you haven’t read this book yet – here’s a bit from GoodReads: Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight ghetto nerd, a Bew Jersey romantic who dreams of becoming the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien and, most of all, of finding love. But he may never get what he wants, thanks to the fukú — the ancient curse that has haunted the Oscar’s family for generations, dooming them to prison, torture, tragic accidents, and, above all, ill-starred love.
If that doesn’t strike your fancy for a reading-recommendation in these last days of summer, perhaps you should take note of NPR’s posting of a handy list of “new” paperback editions coming out this week:
But maybe you’re looking for something hot off the presses?
In that case, you’ll want to scope NY Times Art Beat: New Novel by Dave Eggers Due in October
Just for fun….and for our film fans:
HUFFPO Books –
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