#tobyreads: It’s The End of a Year; There’s Another One Coming

It’s the end of December. As I write this, I’m sitting on a couch in a basement in central New Jersey. I’ve made with some giftwrapping for gifts for family members, and I’m not quite ready to call it a night. David Mitchell’s The Bone Clocks sits beside me, and I suspect that I’ll be reading a bit more of that before sleep claims me. I’m fairly tempted to say that the final week of 2014–of any year, really–is a time of […]

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A Year of Favorites: Jason Diamond

I felt the need to go back and revisit some of the books on this list I’ve been compiling since January 1st to see how these titles stood up since I spent the first six months of 2014 reading for work, and the second-half mostly for pleasure. What I came away with was the realization that I couldn’t think of another year where new literature brought me so much joy as much as 2014 did. Sure, I was reading a lot […]

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