Happy new year! Here are some recent good reads:
- Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott, a funny and wise book about writing
- Garner’s Modern American Usage, by Bryan A. Garner – a cornucopia of entries about current English-American usage and a pleasure to dip into; 10 500 entries!
- “Consider the Elephant” by David Malki in Poets & Writers magazine (Nov/Dec. 2011 issue) (available in bookstores or by subscription; described online by Malki in his funny and fabulous web site Wondermark; see David Malki’s “My Magazine Article About Bookstores“
This last item is a look from one writer’s perspective on the many ways in which bookstores (and publishing) in the US can be seen. It’s an interesting, compassionate, insightful read.
All the best for 2012!