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Slow Rainy Fridays Are Made for Reading

by Patrick on February 5, 2010

It’s a sleepy, gloomy Friday here in Pasadena.  In other words, it’s a great day to curl up with a good book and a cup of coffee or tea (or something stronger, maybe), and read a good book.  I recommend Nick Flynn’s new memoir The Ticking is the Bomb, a book that somehow manages to […]


5 for Friday

by Patrick on May 29, 2009

I’m kind of bored this afternoon, and you know who benefits from that?  You do, good reader, you do.  Today, I thought I’d try something new.  5 for Friday is a list of 5 books/movies/albums, etc. about a certain topic.  Today, I thought I’d use Mark Sarvas’s excellent post about “Loser’s in fiction” at Bookforum.  […]


An “I’m not at BEA” Round-up of Links

by Patrick on May 27, 2009

Because I’m not.  At BEA, that is. Friend of Vroman’s Charlie White is featured at The Morning News.  Also, if you haven’t gone yet, do check out the group show at the Hammer, Nine Lives.  It features LA artists in a variety of media.  Sunday is the last day to see it. As others have […]

Tournament of Books: Upset City, Baby!

by Patrick on March 11, 2009

I’ve figured out what makes the Tournament of Books so enjoyable — Dick Vitale has nothing to do with it.  This is the same thing that makes watching “The Wire” or drinking a fabulous bottle of wine so enjoyable – Dick Vitale isn’t there to ruin it.  Imagine, for instance, if he were there.  “Marlo […]

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