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January 12, 2007

1 Down, 51 To Go (52 Books, 52 Weeks) ("Mortified")

Returning for its fourth year is my "52 Books, 52 Weeks" series, and once again, my favorite independent bookstore, Atomic Books, is sponsoring my yearly reading initiative.

Before there were blogs, e-mail, and social networking, people scribbled or typed their missives in diaries, journals, letters, and notes. In Mortified, David Nadelberg has collected the most cringe-worthy of these teenage writings, and many hit home. Whether it is Duran Duran fan fiction, the imaginary (Dynasty-inspired) letters of a cosmetics millionaire, or seemingly random high school notes, these selections take us all back to our younger, less jaded days, and made me glad I didn't keep any of my childhood scribblings for posterity.

For two weeks, enter the coupon code "LHB001" at Atomic Books and receive 15% off this title.

My next book is Black Swan Green, by David Mitchell.

see also:

52 Books, 52 Weeks (2007 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2006 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2005 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2004 Edition)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)

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