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9 Jan 2007

52B52WBNR, 2007 Edition.

Written by sally @ 8:28 pm — Section:

That would be “52 books in 52 weeks, but not really.”

1. Freddy and Fredericka by Mark Helprin.
2. Don’t Get Too Comfortable by David Rakoff.
3. Mind Wide Open by Stephen Johnson.
4. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield.
5. Love from Nancy: The Letters of Nancy Mitford by Nancy Mitford, edited by Charlotte Mosley.
6. The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford.
7. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty MacDonald.
8. About Alice by Calvin Trillin.
9. On Beauty by Zadie Smith.
10. Waltzing at the Piggly-Wiggly by Robert Dalby.
11. The Measure of Our Days by William Winter.
12. The Gastronomical Me by M.F.K. Fisher.
13. Flapper: A Madcap Story of Sex, Style, Celebrity, and the Women Who Made America Modern by Joshua Zeitz.
14. The History of a Hoax: Edmund Lester Pearson, John Cotton Dana, and The Old Librarian’s Almanack by Wayne A. Wiegand
15. The Hardest Deal of All: The Battle Over School Integration in Mississippi, 1870-1980 by Charles C. Bolton.
16. The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon.
17. The Girl with the Silver Eyes by Willo Davis Roberts.
18. The Pacific by Mark Helprin.
19. Evening by Susan Minot.
20. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling.
21. Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone by J.K. Rowling.
22. Esquire Presents: What It Feels Like… edited by A.J. Jacobs.
23. Paper Kisses: A True Love Story by Reinhard Kaiser and Anthea Bell.
24. Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marissa Pessl.
25. Two-Part Invention: The Story of a Marriage by Madeleine L’Engle.
26. The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy.
27. A Family’s Affairs by Ellen Douglas.
28. Housekeeping vs. The Dirt by Nick Hornby.
29. The Delectable Past: The Joys of the Table, from Rome to the Renaissance, from Queen Elizabeth I to Mrs. Beeton: the Menus, the Manners, and the Most Delectable Recipes of the Past, Masterfully Re-created for Cooking and Enjoying Today by Esther Aresty.
30. The Emperor’s Children by Claire Messud.

2 Responses to “52B52WBNR, 2007 Edition.”

  1. The Oh Really » W is for Wednesday. And for the Wankers I Work With. said:

    […] Instead of a monthly list (found last year under the Vegetable category over to the right), which ended up giving me even more stress than my self-imposed posteverydayitis, this year I’m keeping a few running lists: 52B52WBNR, Cool, and Uncool. The names of the last two are subject to change. They have already changed from I’m Loving It/I’m Not Loving It and Hot/Not Hot. Suggestions for better good/bad name combinations are welcome. Yea/Nay? Bill Clinton/Roger Clinton? Civilized/Feral? Help. But if you help, make sure that the good thing is alphabetically before the bad thing. Because the links run alphabetically, and I don’t know how to make them not do that. […]

  2. The Oh Really » St. Elmo’s Nuggets. said:

    […] • I have lost the ability to read a book. I’m pretty sure this happens every summer, but wow: I feel like I haven’t read a book in years. This is the 26th week of the year and I have managed to read a whopping 18 books so far. Reading a magazine is also out of the question; I have to take a nap after looking blankly at a few pages. Possible reasons: […]