New Year Stuff

As of today I’m officially back from the holidays and so posting should pick back up, especially with the 2666 group read kicking off next week.

2666 was mentioned on tons of Best-of lists at the end of the year and they aren’t really that interesting to read outside of the mentions. There are even some places where 2666 is mentioned in meta-discussing what did/didn’t make year end lists. It’s weird: I love lists, but these year-end things just seem like ads to me.

The New Yorker’s Book Bench blog has declared January “National Reading 2666 Month” (seems like “Reading” and “2666” should be transposed there, but whatevs). Somehow I doubt most people will be able to finish it in a month. BUT they should definitely send people over to bolano-l for the group read!

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One Response to “New Year Stuff”

  • Comment from Mattxyzx

    I found the Bench blog’s trepidation pretty cute. I sent them an email of encouragement saying it’s really not a hard read at all. I am one of the slower readers in the world and it took me like two weeks.

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