But lately I've been allowing myself a few minutes here and there to wander through it and determine which parts are worth my time and which I just don't have any interest in, just as I would do with a newspaper. Remove the classifieds, the political section, real estate and sports. Read the lifestyle, culture and comics. Sounds good to me.
So with this in mind I'd like to start a weekly feature here in Educating Petunia where I share with my readers what looks interesting to me in all that Review has to offer. I'm aim for Wednesdays as B&N Standouts days and see what happens.
So, without further ado, I bring you B&N Standouts.
Five Books - African-American Voices in honor of Black History Month
- Letters from Black America by by Pamela Newkirk
- Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
- The Chaneysville Incident by David Bradley
- The Women of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor
- A Slave No More by David Blight
Interview - Tom Stoppard
A very interesting look at what goes into creating an original play as opposed to that of a "translated" one.
The Long List - 50 books, CDs, and DVDs featured weekly
Of the 50, these piqued my interest the most:
- The Fire Gospel by Michael Faber
- Sing Them Home Stephanie Kallos
- The Man in the Picture by Susan Hill
- Banquet at Delmonico's by Barry Werth
- What have You Changed Your Mind About? by John Brockman