BOOKS ON MY NIGHTSTAND WAITING TO BE READ

...and on my side table at work.
  1. The Moosewood Cookbook
    I was so excited to see my culinary hero @molliekatzen on here. Mollie, you have guided me in the kitchen through good times and bad! Cookbooks are the best bedside reading material, and Moosewood is a great one.
  2. The Art of Subtext by Charles Baxter.
    Just finished today. Baxter discusses the level of narrative that happens on the umpteenth reading, at the subconscious level, helping me think more than the surface plot, dialogue and characterization. He gets into how we talk when we are distracted. How to "stage" a scene. Short and easy after the first 10 pages, which are more academic in tone.
  3. Grimms Fairy Tales by Phillip Pullman
    So good! Pullman adds to the classic tales in a way that feels fresh. I have been picking at these one-a-week or so.
  4. Loitering by Charles Baxter
    Just started this. I love the way Baxter meanders. I'd follow him anywhere.
  5. Hit Men by Fredric Dannen
    I'm writing a novel set in the music industry and this non-fic book is such great research. Who knew so many mafiosos were a part of it all? Though Dannen details the 70s and 80s so...
  6. The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner
    I am bummed by Kushner's frequent abuse of the word "it." Parts feel repetitive. How much do we need about Valera loving machines and speed? Still, parts are lovely and I do want to finish. I enjoy how brutal and unflinching she can be.
  7. Super Natural Strategies for Making a Rock and Roll Group by Ian Svenonius
    This had popped up on my radar, but after discovering that @JessePearson edited, I bought it immediately. Fun so far. I just started.