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March 27, 2011

11 Down, 41 To Go "Bring on the Books for Everybody" (52 Books, 52 Weeks)

Literary culture has exploded into popular culture in the past twenty years, and Jim Collins' book Bring on the Books for Everybody both examines its rise as well as the implications this has on literature itself. Reading has become a social activity with increasing numbers of book clubs, literary film adaptations, and even television celebrities like Oprah Winfrey recommending books to the masses. Impressively, Collins is both exhaustive in his research and evenhanded in his observations of the phenomena and its effect on literature.

As a fan of both popular culture and literature, I found Bring on the Books for Everybody as entertaining as it was enlightening.

My next book is Gabrielle Hamilton' memoir, Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef.


also at Largehearted Boy:

other 52 Books, 52 Weeks reviews

Online "Best Books of 2010" lists
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)


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