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Stuff I've Been Reading by Nick Hornby - the bestselling novelist's rich, witty and inspiring reading diary'Read what you enjoy, not what bores you,' Nick Hornby tells us. And in this new collection of his columns from the Believer magazine (taking off where The Complete Polysyllabic Spree finished), he shows us how it's done.Or at least, how he does it: whether plunging iStuff I've Been Reading by Nick Hornby - the bestselling novelist's rich, witty and inspiring reading diary'Read what you enjoy, not what bores you,' Nick Hornby tells us. And in this new collection of his columns from the Believer magazine (taking off where The Complete Polysyllabic Spree finished), he shows us how it's done.Or at least, how he does it: whether plunging into a biography of Dickens whilst his children are destroying something in the room next door or devouring a whole series of children's books whilst on holiday. Hornby is the intelligent, committed but sceptical reader we'd all like to be. Admiring Ian McEwen's On Chesil Beach, he points out a surprising anachronism. Reading Cormac McCarthy's The Road, he wonders why 'unflinching' is a term of praise among critics. And who but Nick Hornby could successfully juxtapose a discussion of a book on the Band with one on the Stasi?These accounts of one reader's experience of buying and reading, and sometimes not reading, books differ from all other reviews or critical appreciations - they take into account the role that books actually play in the lives of readers.This book, which is classic Hornby, confirms the novelist's status as one of the world's most exciting curators of culture. It will be loved by fans of About a Boy and High Fidelity, as well as readers of Will Self, Zadie Smith, Stewart Lee and Charlie Brooker.Nick Hornby has captivated readers and achieved widespread critical acclaim for his comic, well-observed novels About a Boy, High Fidelity, How to be Good, A Long Way Down (shortlisted for the Whitbread Award), Slam and Juliet, Naked. His four additional works of non-fiction, Fever Pitch, 31 Songs (shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award), The Complete Polysyllabic Spree and Pray are also available from Penguin....

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Stuff I've Been Reading Reviews

  • Anis Suhaila
    2019-05-20 07:41

    Turns out Nick Hornby has been doing monthly wrap-ups way before social media and any other Booktuber/Bookstagrammer. Man, I wish every non-fiction could be as fun as this. I may not read or have heard of the books he read but I sure had fun reading about him reading them.Hornby is hilarious and I feel like we are the same kind of readers; in a kindred spirit/soulful kind of sense not in the types of books we read. He's also a screenwriter and a fan of films so reading about how he came across Brooklyn (which I just recently watched) before he turned it into a film was a delight. This is not a book just for readers but for writers too. Hornby says all the things I want to say to writers, especially those literary ones who think they are meant to be beyond comprehension.

  • Paul
    2019-05-01 08:46

    This is a collection of articles from the The Believer magazine that Hornby writes most months. In every article he starts with two lists: books he has bought, and books he has read. These lists rarely correspond...He is an eclectic reader, and his lists make for fascinating reading in themselves. He some months says that he will never read fiction again, and the next month is reading Skallig as he discovers what YA fiction has to offer. He has a soft spot for comprehensive historical tomes, and quirky non fiction. he works his way through some of the classics, and extolls the virtues of Claire Tomlinson, a literary biographer.The best thing about this book though is his attitude to reading. He is a great lover of all things book, he has completely disregard for celebrity books that inhabit the best seller lists, and goes on personal recommendations and what takes his fancy as he looks in a book shop.Great book and a fascinating take on books from the perspective of the reader.

  • فهد الفهد
    2019-04-22 10:36

    Stuff I've Been Reading كتاب لطيف يضم مقالات شهرية كتبها (نك هورنبي) لمجلة (The Believer) على مدى أعوام، تتميز المقالات بروح هورنبي الساخرة، وبمزاجه القرائي والذي يأخذك من كتاب عن كوريا الشمالية أو ريجان، رواية عن أزمنة خورشوف، إلى كتب كلاسيكية معروفة وحتى روايات المراهقين، المقالات ممتعة، وخالفت ظنوني بأني سأقفز بعضها.

  • Kirsty
    2019-05-16 04:50

    I really enjoyed Hornby's The Complete Polysyllabic Spree, and hoped that Stuff I've Been Reading would offer much of the same. Contrary to my expectations, I actually found this rather underwhelming. Yes, he discusses some interesting and varied books, and gives recommendations, but there is rather a lot of material that is in no way related to reading and literature - for instance, an awful lot is written about Arsenal here, and there are a couple of instances where he did not read any books, but wrote a Believer column anyway, and included it here. I have added a few tomes to my to-read list, but feel as though there are far more interesting reading memoirs out there.

  • Sannie
    2019-05-05 11:33

    Reading about reading. It sounds sort of pointless, doesn't it? But Nick Hornby has such a distinctive voice that you can't help but enjoy the experience. Stuff I've Been Reading collects his monthly column from the magazine Believer where he has a list of books he bought and books he read. Why he chooses to buy some and read others is interesting and sometimes surprising. Like all of the other Hornby books I've read, Stuff I've Been Reading has witty remarks that had me laughing aloud, whether it was how he made fun of John Updike's choice of words or it is shameless self-promotion with self-deprecating humor. It's almost like having a conversation with Nick Hornby, which I will admit, I would love to do.One other huge selling point for me: I am absolutely a list person. I love lists, and frankly, I feel like any regular Goodreads user probably likes lists too. Being able to read a list of books bought versus books read is totally something I do myself; the books that I add to my to-read list are completely different from the books I wind up reading because of recommendations, books received as gifts, and the ones I just happen to buy in the store because they looked interesting. As an American, it was also funny to hear how Hornby sees American book culture. He loves Charles Dickens (which I frankly don't get because I can't get through anything Dickens wrote), pokes fun at Americans' lack of soccer (sorry, football)/World Cup knowledge, and reads quite a bit of non-fiction about American history. I would definitely recommend Stuff I've Been Reading to book lovers, Hornby fans, and book loving Hornby fans. It's a quick, fun read and you're bound to find a book or two to add to your own to-read list.

  • Carol Hislop
    2019-04-22 05:42

    I'm glad I've got this on my Kindle because I will keep going back to it. It's very entertaining and has led to my 'to read' shelf getting longer

  • David Bril
    2019-04-23 06:01

    This is the UK version of Nick Hornby's stuff I've Been Reading Series. It takes the monthly pieces that Nick writes from The Believer and puts them together in one nice collection for series fans of Hornby's writing. This book combines the Shakespeare Wrote For Money and More Baths Less Talking sets we got in North America and covers from April 2007 all the way to Dec. 2011 (Nick took an almost year break between 2008 and 2010). The book cover is really neat, as the letters are cut out and the backing is read, it makes a cool image. Considering these were the later two books of the series, Hornby really found his stride here and the writing is extremely funny and always fascinating. Here s what I said about each: Shakespeare Wrote For Money This is the third book in a series, that takes Nick Hornby's monthly columns Stuff I've Been Reading from The Believer. In this book he covers everything from April 2007 to Sept. 2008. Notable books talked about in this set include, The Nashville Chronicles: The Making of Robert Altman's Masterpiece, The Blind Side, Skellig, The Road, Holes, The Ghost, The Pigman. In this collection you get to follow Hornby (as sharp witted as ever) as he falls in love with YA books after reading Skellig. His sharp eye for what books would make a good movie (served him well later in life) as he thinks The Blind Side would make a great one (they made it and it was nominated for Best Picture in 2009) and his discusses about movies, which lead to my favorite of all these pieces, Stuff I have been watching, were Hornby writes about the Movies he has watched over the month which included The Simpsons Movie, Juno, This Is England and I'm Not There. By the third outing, Hornby really seems to be able to pick books that will interest him and that make for much more fun reading for us. There are a few abandoned novels this time around but not as many as the last two sets. This is a solid easy read through. More Baths Less Talking This is the forth book in a series of books that collect Nick Hornby's monthly Stuff I've Been Reading pieces from The Believer. After deciding he was going to be given up the column in 2008, Nick thankfully returned in 2010 and he came back sharper and funnier than ever. This set contains all his pieces from May 2010 to Nov/Dec 2011. Notable books in this set include, Live From New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live, Brooklyn, Our Mutual Friend, The Psychopath Test, Friday Night Lights, Adventures of Huckleberry Fin and Charles Dickens: A Life. This may actually be my favorite of the series to date (though Housekeeping vs The Dirt is pretty up there!) as we take a fascinating journey with Nick. He starts off by telling us he is going to read only books that he knows will drive us crazy so we will stop reading his monthly pieces. Oh yes the classic Hornby humor is still in place. He reads a complete history of a city in his first two columns just to hammer the point home. We get to see Nick venture his way into the screenplay world here as he reads Brooklyn a book he is asked to adapt for the big screen. Hornby once and for all tells us that Charles Dickens is his absolute favorite author of all time (though it was VERY clear to anyone who read any of these books) and reads a biography of Dickens which he loves. He also goes back to his least favorite Dickens novel Our Mutual Friend which he admits he disliked the first time he read, but thought the stuff going on in his life made that happen not the actually novel. When he is asked to write a intro to Our Mutual Friend, he re read it and still finds it to be Dickens absolute worst book. And my absolute favorite moment of this book is Hornby's both shocking and hilarious one word review of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. This is a tremendous read!

  • Indah Threez Lestari
    2019-05-07 07:01

    862 - 2016'Why do you read such random books?' a friend asked recently.I don't know whether he is able to plot his own reading on a straight line, or whether he's found his genre and his fields of interest and he sticks to them, but either way, I'm happy with my randomness, mostly because it never feels random to me.Exactly my opinion.

  • Julian Lees
    2019-04-24 04:02

    Found this very dull. I gave up on page 71.

  • *Giulia*
    2019-05-02 11:49

    4.5

  • Beatriz
    2019-05-22 10:47

    DECEMBER 2015Books bought:An Anthropologist on Mars, by Oliver SachsNotes from the Underground, by Fiodor Dostoyesvsky (for a friend)Stuff I've Been Reading, by Nick HornbyLeah Remini: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology, by Leah Remini (heard on Youtube)Books read:Leah Remini: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology (heard)An Anthropologist on Mars, by Oliver SachsStuff I've Been Reading, by Nick HornbyThe reasons why I gave "Stuff I've been reading" two stars out of five might seem extremely petty, if not unjust. Nevertheless, it must be noted that these two stars for the first time mean the "It was ok" Goodreads would like them to represent, rather than the"It could have sucked more" they usually do- the scale being, of course: 5: 'I'l be forcing this book upon my kids', 4: 'I don't regret not doing whatever I urgently had to do for work or school and reading this book instead", 3: 'Kind of like olives: some people like it, some people hate it; I'm there in the middle, I have olive craving days and olive passing days, but never a particular Romantic rage or passion toward them, whilst constantly wishing someone could have made olive oil out of them. I suppose it's the same with lemons, hum? Lemons, lemonade...But then the metaphore would have been all cliched and worn out. Let's stick to my brilliant olive piece'. 2: 'It could have sucked more'. 1: 'An Algebra Class should be more interesting.' Unless you are an Algebra enthusiast, in which case 1 star translates into 'It so far from an Algebra class, I nearly fell asleep'. Anyhow, that is only my way of interpreting the star scale- here at Goodreads we believe you are free to see things however you want: you could even mix things up, like the Germans, and make 1 be the best score one could possibly get. Although, it would certainly cost you your Recommendation feed. Yeah, you better not do it, unless you are on some sort of rebellion against the internet robots who decide everything for us, and yet can't understand a shift in scaling system. Good for you, sacrificing yourself for a cause! It might just be worth having to buy a book filled with human reviews in order to decide what to read next! But enough chit chat, let's talk about "The Books I've been Reading" (see what I did there?). As I have said, my problems with it are regrettably petty. First of all, I nearly died holding it- that's right, I have a very exciting life (...)- there I was, cheerfully engrossed in Hornby's thoughts on Austerity Britain while wondering if I should get up to find some Toblerones inside my bag, when the plane I was in nearly colapsed: due to turbulence, we took a deep fall into open air (Uff! That was lucky), and some kid, who was sitting by the wing, started screaming that it was on fire (It wasn't- kids are stupid and not to be trusted). Basically, we all thought we were going to die. Then another deep fall- then the pilot told us to 'Thank our Lord that we are OK' (which was deeply unprofessional to a country that prides itself in pretending to be a Laic State, but in which politicians make decisions entirely based on religion... Oh, well, we all know the story). Unlike people who have had probably more entertaining near death experiences, I didn't see my life pass before my eyes or any of that cliche rubbish- neither did I see the person I love the most, which would have totally ruined 'How I Met Your Mother' for me had that finale not ruined that show already. No, I'm a more original being, full of light: all I could think of was 'Fucking God, the last piece of literature I'll have ever read cannot have been about women with vagina health problems in the 1950s!"- by the way, much like my country's State, I am also pretending to be unreligious most of the time. Truth is, God and I have a very close relationship, and I can adress him the way I adress my friends. So he understood that my dying in the middle of a Brasilia- Sao Paulo map of nonsense, whilst on coach, could not have been the perfect ending for me. In fact, everyone on that flight needs to thank me- because, hadn't it been for my close relationship to our Lord, we would all have been smashed into the Brazillian savannah- yeah, Brazil has a savannah. It's way less cool than it sounds (no African animals, just African vegetation. And some people I don't know. Hi, guys!). But enough about me and my illuminated life, exempt of worries of any kind. Hornby's book was as entertaining as any of his novels- if there is something that can always be said of Nick Hornby (and by 'always' I mean in the four works by him that I read), he is never boring. His story might be rubbish, and he might be saying rubbish, but you will finish it 200% faster than anything else. It's true, I have run the proportions, having cronometered most of my reading time on my phone. Charlotte Bronte's "Villete" has been running for three years and seven months. It's almost a small child. While Hornby's brilliant ironies never cease to be funny, and his imagination keeps working even as he writes non-fiction, the near-death experience thing made me think that maybe this wasn't one of the 1001 Books you should read before you die. It certainly shouldn't be the very last book. Suddenly, I wished I was holding 'The Old Man and the Sea', or 'Notes from the Underground' or 'The Catcher in the Rye'. But I'm getting existential here; my other petty reason will make more sense to you mundane beings who can't see the entire picture. My reservation is traced to the fact that I don't know whether I would like Hornby in person. It had never appeared as if while reading his fiction, but now that I have had an opportunity to watch him as a person (and not as a tomato with a typewriter) I am under the impression that some of his opinions sound quite dated to me. It's just that I am deeply annoyed by people from highly developed countries who think of themselves as leftists and yet repeat things that are stereotypically neoliberal. I myself hate Politics and Economy and all that, but it is very revolting to see a man talking about books written in white countries about Economy in white countries and think that this is it. This is how it is all over the world, except for Cuba and North Korea. I am certainly not a communist (I very much like buying things, and listing these things, as you can see above), but saying Socialism was a failed experiment is the same as saying that Stalinism was what Karl Marx projected in the first place. These ready sentences get to my nerves, simply because they limit people's views. Yes, Communism as it was sucked, and now it is no longer possible (or even intended) for us to recreate it, but there were some positive points to it. After all, it was the Soviet Army that surrounded Hitler. In further attempt to be a leftist in a developed country, Hornby critizes Tony Blair after reading his biography, demonstrates sympathy for YA novels, and talks about hipster music. This annoyed me in a whole other way: despite my "Books read" list this month, I am a very posh reader, and I tend to immeadiately roll my eyes at people who find modern fiction better than classics. Even though I recognize this is a very arrogant attitude, I can't help myself- having grown up in a family where one could exchange accumulation of cultural capital for an overextended bedtime, and be subtly judged for reading or listening to anything older than The Beatles (Harry Potter was allowed, but because it was Harry Potter), I was raised to be a snob. I find conceptual works to be utter bullshit and roll my eyes at those "everything is art" idiots. And yet, I am somehow getting better- I am talking about Nick Hornby, after all. Although, to be fair, it was my vacation read. Anyway, Hornby's declaration that he had read more current stuff than the classics alarmed me- not only because his recommendations were now less trustworthy, but because he had a go at Huckleberry Finn and thought it was 'meh'. Nevertheless, it is Hornby's merit to always mantain an open-mind. He does recognize that his prior reluctance to reading the classics was perhaps equivocated- and, on the process says something very wise about the way our education is handled, something I observed while I was at school, and the reason I didn't read anything they asked me to: we were not allowed to think about it, or have a dialogue with it. All that the teachers ever wanted was for us to run our eyes through it from afar. Indeed, Hornby at times puts things so brilliantly that the passage turns into more than the hillarious ironies of his speech. His thoughts on "the books that will turn us into our future selves", for instance. The trick is, you can read the book and you still won't be the future self you pictured- you know, the one exempt of the conscious of a sequential narrative, who can be himself fully. There are some pieces of observations like these throughout the book which do make it worth reading: make it you 1002nd book, if you have enough time. Although, I wish I hadn't bought the collection and instead had subscribed to the magazine. That way, my indignation toward some of these articles would have dialed down as the months passed, allowing me to have been more excited about some of the others. Anyway, I'm thinking this will be my last Nick Hornby book for a while- the first ones I read were funny, but "An Education" gave me indigestion and "Stuff I've been Reading" wasn't quite as I had hoped it would be. Well, never do judge a book by its cover.UPDATE (August 2017): Having just finished "31 songs", another compendium of low-key criticism of Hornby's, I realize I have been unfair to this book. I was still in shock from my near-death experience and feeling like I should spend my life reading really difficult stuff- meh. Glad that didn't last.

  • Corey
    2019-04-27 04:58

    A collection of articles about buying books and reading books? You betcha! This is what originally led me to "Ten Years In the Tub" which is pretty much the same as this but longer, and I enjoyed that as well. However, I stand by my original opinion: Mr. Hornby is not nearly as funny as he thinks he is, so why not give up while you're still ahead?

  • Emily
    2019-05-16 07:36

    Ok Nick Hornby is a riot. I had not previously read any of his stuff, though Fever Pitch is sitting on top of my bookshelf as we speak, but I'm now feeling inclined... It's fun to hear other people's takes on books that you too have read. It's a blast with Nick Hornby.

  • Stephanie Matthews
    2019-04-26 07:37

    No. Tedious book.

  • Colin
    2019-05-14 03:40

    I find it impossible to resist books or articles about the reading experiences of other people. Stuff I've Been Reading (an ugly but accurate title) gives us a further opportunity to read more of Nick Hornby's columns for the US magazine The Believer. I lapped up the first collection in The Complete Polysyllabic Spree a couple of years ago and it was a pleasant surprise to discover this new volume. Hornby is an amusing, enthusiastic and extremely entertaining guide to to a wide selection of books. I felt particular pleasure in sharing his delight in discovering Skellig and My Name is Mina by David Almond (one of my favourite authors, but one which he hadn't encountered before). He's knocked sideways by them and sent off on a voyage of discovery through contemporary young adult literature. Mixed in with the pleasure of observing another reader's reaction to books that you already feel passionate about is, of course, the discovery of new books to add to your own already enormous 'to read' list! C

  • Nicholas Whyte
    2019-04-21 07:34

    http://nwhyte.livejournal.com/2226829.html[return][return]Reading, by Nick Hornby[return]Dec. 31st, 2013 at 3:01 PM[return]books[return]I was unaware of the existence of The Believer, the magazine for which Nick Hornby writes a regular book review column, but I may have to give it a go (I also find the Charles Burns covers very attractive). This assembles columns from mid 2006 to the end of 2011 (though he skipped 2009), all very deftly written with self-deprecating humour, aware of his own prejudices. One of the delights of the book is his discovery of YA literature as a thing of beauty, starting with Skellig (which I haven't read) and then Tom's Midnight GArden (which I have). Sadly Hornby refuses to read anything sfnal (he doesn't like "sprites and hobbits and third universes) so our tastes are not completely aligned.

  • Sophie
    2019-05-08 10:56

    (Oh wow, this is first time I 'review' a book here I think!)Although I like books and Nick Hornby's sense of humour, I was feeling rather uncomfortable while reading this. There's something with the concept that bothers me. A collection of columns would be a good thing if it recounted a bit of history, for example but here, it just feels like easy money. (I really don't like best of cds as well)I really enjoyed the way Hornby nearly jokes about everything though, but overall, Stuff I've Been Reading was just... 'meh'.(ALSO, I was very confused and felt very patriotic when Hornby implied that the British pretty much invented the novel-thing. Wait, what? Was that a joke? Maybe French people were not supposed to read that.)

  • Jeff Howells
    2019-04-21 03:40

    A collection of Nick Hornby's columns for the Believer magazine, where he writes about the books he's read (and the books he's bought but not read) every month. Such a simple idea I wish every magazine did it. Maybe it's the nosey parker in me but I'm always interested in what other people are reading. It's comforting to know that Hornby's 'to read' pile always outstrips his 'read' pile (although I always get slightly twitchy if my to read pile gets to more than half a dozen books) and that he ends up reading more non fiction than works of literature. I have to admit that I found this collection much more entertaining than all of Hornby's recent fiction. It was funnier and it sent me away with a new shopping list.

  • Neelakantan K.K.
    2019-05-04 07:33

    A collection of Hornby's column in Believer, this book is definitely worth reading, and owning. Hornby is funny, witty, self-deprecating, and at the same time, quite knowledgeable about his books. His reading is quite eccentric, but it's fun to read about how he picked up a book, or why he hasn't read as much this month (Football, and kids usually). This book is also brilliant because it will make you want to get the books he's talking about I already want to buy several of these. And it's not just the books Hornby's read. The ones he's bought are also quite a strange bunch. The two columns rarely match up, but that is true for every bibliophile.Strongly recommended.

  • Samuel
    2019-04-30 10:49

    First of all, I adore this concept. As a reader who buys too many books for his own good, I could completely understand Hornby's struggle to match up his Read list and his To-Read list. However, I wasn't always enamoured by Hornby's choices or his interests - sport, the economy, monogamy, etc. But he certainly has a diversity in his choices and some of those have made their way into my to-read list. The magazine that he's writing this collection of articles for requires him to give only positive feedback on what he's read, which makes some passages seem a little false. Nevertheless, this is a highly entertaining and stimulating read about reading and what it can do for us.

  • Jennifer
    2019-05-10 05:42

    This is a collection of Nick Hornby's columns from Believer magazine. The book's title is fairly self explanatory. It's fascinating to see how his reading journey develops and how some books lead on to others. Like me, his Books Bought list rarely ties up with his Books Read list. This isn't a bad thing: as he says; "anyone who never deviates from a set list of books is intellectually dead, anyway". Thanks to Nick for scores more books to add to my 'Want to Read' list, including a number of Young Adult books which would never ordinarily have crossed my radar.

  • Angela
    2019-04-21 10:51

    loved the introductions to books I would never normally be attracted to and to his views on other things too! I hate that it will make me have too many titles on my 'to read' list but then I'm in good company as he never appears to read everything he buys .... And I'm mystified by some he reads that never appear to have been bought, are they therefore gifts, review copies, library books? He never mentions using a library.PS this appears to have been published under another title ' 10 years in the tub' published in Dec 2013 in the US.

  • Amy Heap
    2019-04-25 09:59

    I love hearing about what people are reading; why they are enjoying books, or not, and what impact they have. Stuff I've Been Reading is a column Nick Hornby wrote for an American magazine, and his voice very entertaining. He is funny, reads thoughtfully, and loves Charles Dickens, which does tend to win me over (a reference to C.S. Lewis does that most quickly). I think I might need to read some more of his novels......

  • Meredith Walker
    2019-04-26 05:00

    This is a collection of articles from the The Believer magazine that Hornby writes most months. In every article he starts with two eclectic lists: books he has bought, and books he has read, before he writes about what he has read. Like his "The Complete Polysyllabic Spree" it's great for picking up reading ideas and also for hearing his opinion of books you've read. Like all of his writing it is witting, interesting and digestible.

  • Yaya Yayoi
    2019-05-11 04:51

    Read what you enjoy, not what bores you.

  • Gareth
    2019-05-06 03:37

    Dipped in again and finally finished Hornby's essays on what he has been reading. Few more enjoyable ways to spend your time than having Hornby telling you about what he enjoys reading. I'd love to influence one person to enjoy books as much as I do - and Hornby's style has to be close to the best way to do that.

  • Hannah
    2019-04-29 04:57

    The Polysyllabic Spree is better overall than this second collection. Nevertheless an enjoyable read and Nick Hornby is very good company. Just the kind of book that's perfect for a couple of quiet afternoons curled up on the sofa.

  • Matt Hunt
    2019-05-16 05:54

    a lot of great inspiration as to what I should read. some of the best books I've read this year were picked up as a result of these articles. highly recommended to dip in and out of for reading suggestions.

  • Leticia
    2019-05-03 07:02

    Nick Hornby is aleays a delight because he so often writes as if he were by our side. He talks about books, his reaction to some of the classics and the new acquisitions, compares them to music and generally makes the cutest chict chat ever about literature.

  • Busyknitter
    2019-05-15 04:47

    Very quick read picked up at the library. Reading Nick Hornby is one of the few things which makes me want to write, which is odd because I don't really like his world view.Great source of future reading recommendations as well.