Yay! So there’s this Challenge out there on the “web” (how quaint) where each poster is to attempt to read 50 books in a given year and then write a brief run down of each book they read. Resolution 2006: to do the 50 Book Challenge!
Tally ho…so, here are my book tabs to date:
50 Book Challenge:
9) Steingarten, Jeffrey. The Man Who Ate Everything.
8) The Wisdom of Crowds.
7) Barry, Maxx. Syrup. A-
A marketing major infiltrates and then promptly gets
himself and his female cohort kicked out (several times)
of the Coca-Cola marketing world of stardom. A work of
fiction; its a fun read-and interesting for its tidbits about
6) Li, Leslie. Daughter of Heaven: A Memoir with Earthly
5) Hawks, Tony. Round Ireland with a Fridge. A-
On a high recommendation for someone (myself) who is
about to embark on a trip to Ireland, this is an amusing
tale of a British man carrying out a bar bet to hitchhike
with a fridge around Ireland (including getting to Torey
Island-its own country-and back).
4) Brenner, Leslie. American Appetite: The Coming of Age
of a Cuisine. A+
3) Cecchini, Toby. Cosmopolitan: A Bartender’s Life. A-
Interesting stories about becoming and working as a
bartender in Hell’s Kitchen and around in various New
York establishments told from the perspective of the
bartender reputedly the creator of the “Cosmo” of late
’80s New York fame.
1) Palluchnik, Chuck. Diary. B
Interesting and disturbing a little bit at the same time,
this is good read if mostly for its creepy descriptions of
failed ambition leading to poking a suicidal comatose
husband through the nipple with a pin and encountering
forgotten stone statues in the woods while under a food