March Reading

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Here’s what I read in March. 1. Every Soul a Star by Wendy Mass Look–don’t ask me why I read Every Soul a Star, because I really don’t know.  I bought a copy of it at the Scholastic book fair back in December, simply because the cover was attractive, it was cheap, and it looked like […]

Bohumil Hrabal, Author

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Bohumil Hrabal was born on this date in 1914. Ask any literary type who his favorite Czechoslovakian author of the twentieth century was, and most will say Franz Kafka.  Less well-known is Bohumil Hrabal, author of more than fifty books, who was born on this date in 1914. Hrabal was born at the start of the first […]

This Place Used to be Great…

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A photographic response to It Came From Memphis by  Robert Gordon. Last month, I discussed It Came From Memphis, Robert Gordon’s wonderful 1995 book about the misfits of the Memphis music scene.  I wrote that I wanted to drive around town and take pictures of the locales mentioned in the book–the bars, clubs, recording studios, and […]

February Reading

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Here’s What I Read in February February was a busy month.  On the scale of busy-ness, February 2012 ranks right up there with January of 2012.  It’s been a busy year so far, folks, but I ain’t complaining.  Here’s what I read this month. 1. It Came From Memphis by Robert Gordon This book has been […]