Friday, February 5, 2010

Coffee with a Bookseller, February Edition

Since I'm a glutton for punishment, I will be hosting yet another edition of "Coffee with a Bookseller" this coming Tuesday morning at 10am.  This time around, fellow bookie John Hughes will be joining me - unless he backs out at the last minute. (Hopefully, by posting this threat on the internet, John will realize that it is in everyone's best interests if he fulfills his promise to be co-host....) Anyway, John reads primarily nonfiction (I read 99% fiction) so we thought it might be a good idea to mix it up a bit - and this time, it will be more organized, focused, and will feature handouts for attendees to take home to study! We'll each be mentioning about 5 or 6 books that are new and noteworthy - things you may not have noticed before or authors you've never heard of, so come on down. Coffee and scones for everyone in attendance!

(Shameless self promotion: to see what I've been reading lately - as a way of enticing you to attend - you can always check out The Book Catapult!)

Update 2/10/10: here's the list of books that John & I talked about -
The Checklist Manifesto – Atul Gawande
I.O.U. – John Lanchester
An Artist in Treason – Andro Linklater
The Lost Books of the Odyssey – Zachary Mason
Privileges – Jonathan Dee
59 Seconds – Richard Wiseman
What the Dog Saw – Malcolm Gladwell
The Lady Queen – Nancy Goldstein
Art Instinct – Denis Dutton
The Whale – Philip Hoare
Drive – Daniel Pink

Let the Great World Spin – Colum McCann
The Lost City of Z – David Grann
Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned – Wells Tower
The Farmer’s Daughter – Jim Harrison
The Routes of Man - Ted Conover
The Godfather of Kathmandu – John Burdett
Briefly mentioned:
The Postmistress – Sarah Blake
The Information Officer – Mark Mills
The Devil & Sherlock Holmes – David Grann (March)
If the Dead Rise Not – Philip Kerr (March)
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet – David Mitchell (June)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Seth and John. I had a great time and picked up a wonderful new book - The Postmistress.