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By Nick Taylor

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About this blog: This blog is a place for conversation about books. I post reviews of what I'm reading--lots of contemporary fiction, but also classics and the occasional work of narrative nonfiction. I am always looking for new books to read, so ...  (More)

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2013 Holiday Book Gift Guide (Part 1)
Dec 4, 2013 3:33 pm
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The year-end lists are upon us. Over the weekend, the New York Times published its Best 100 Books of 2013, followed this afternoon by its Best 10. Squawk all you... More
The Goldfinch: Sometimes You Should Believe the Hype
Jun 3, 2014 11:45 am
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Recent shop talk aside, this is a blog dedicated to reviewing books. I've... More
Dock Ellis in the Country of Baseball
Aug 11, 2014 11:49 am
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Remember the pitcher Dock Ellis?

I have always read a lot of baseball books, and lately I've been reading even more, trying to learn all I can about the world... More
2013 Holiday Book Guide (Nonfiction Picks)
Dec 8, 2013 8:32 pm
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Last week I listed three of the best works of fiction I read in 2013. Here... More
The Empty House by Nathan Oates
Dec 11, 2013 11:12 am
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Oates, Nathan. The Empty House. (Willow Springs Editions, 2013).



You'd never know it by glancing at bookstore shelves, but there are more short... More
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