New Book Time!

posted in Books on Sep 7, 2007

It’s been a while since I’ve detailed anything that I’ve read here. Pressed & Bound makes it so that I don’t do much writing and more talking, but that’s besides the point. It’s been almost a month since I’ve picked up a new book to read for fun, and the feeling of diving into something is pretty nice. You never know how much you miss something until it’s gone, right? Well, that happens with reading too, apparently.

Tonight I spent a few dollars on three novels, only one of which I’ll describe here. The one I’m going to read first is called The Mysteries of Pittsburgh by Michael Chabon. Since reading The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay a couple of months ago, Chabon has firmly rooted his existence on my author’s map. You can see more of what I think about that novel here, but for now just know that Kavalier & Clay is amazing. The back cover of Pittsburgh likens it to Gatsby and The Catcher in the Rye. We’ll see about that, but if the clerk at Borders is to be respected, it’s a “damned fine book.”

I’ll go ahead and add this here since I haven’t discussed it: As you may have noticed, I’ve recently added a book plugin to the site that shows what I’m currently reading. That’s a very obvious observation, I know, but I just wanted to point it out. I like it. It’s pretty customizable as well; the default look of the output looks slightly different than what you see here, as it had ratings and a little different formatting, but luckily it’s all written is such a way that allows you to do whatever you’d like with it. In my case I put the text to the side because I’m awesome.