Monday, December 31, 2018

Reading Rat - December 2018

Articles, essays, reviews

Books of the Year 2018: From autofiction to ‘unbooks’ and ‘Ancient Mariner novels’, The Times Literary Supplement

Best Books of 2018, 10th Annual Goodreads Choice Awards

Solzhenitsyn as he saw himself, review essay by Stephen Kotkin "on the turbulent life, exile and writing of the Russian author"

Music Without a Destination, review by Matthew Aucoin of Debussy: A Painter in Sound,by Stephen Walsh

Legislative Council Study Committee on the Investment & Use of the School Trust Funds, WisconsinEye audio/video

Is Listening to a Book the Same Thing as Reading It? Each is best suited to different purposes, and neither is superior, by Daniel T. Willingham

The 2018 CRB Christmas Reading List, The Claremont Review of Books

Crossword 1255, The Times Literary Supplement

‘The Great Literary Bake Off’, cartoon by Ella Baron

The Master Recycler, review by George B. Stauffer of Listening to Bach: The Mass in B Minor and the Christmas Oratorio, by Daniel R. Melamed

The world this year, at The Economist

Merry Christmas, by Tony Strobl, reconsideration of this comic book story at Duck Comics Review

Arlo and Janis, by Jimmy Johnson

My Year In Books 2018, Goodreads

2019 in public domain, Wikipedia entry

Book discussions

Great Books Roundtable Discussions, Special Collections Department, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries: January 30th, Libation Bearers, by Aeschylus (458 BCE; translation by David Mulroy, 2018)

Great Conversation Reading Group, Current Reading from the Ten Years Reading Plan in Great Books of the Western World: January 2019 - Marcel Proust, Swann in Love; February 2019 - Bertolt Brecht, Mother Courage and Her Children

Publishers, booksellers

The Great Chicago Book Sale, The University of Chicago Press

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