Favorites of 2012: Nonfiction

58.5 of the books I read in 2012 were nonfiction: 34 general nonfiction, 15 memoirs, and 7 essay collections (the 0.5 comes from an anthology that was a mix of fiction and nonfiction). That’s 1.5 more nonfiction books than I read last year. 2012 was also pretty awesome because this blog was a finalist inContinue reading “Favorites of 2012: Nonfiction”

Quickies: Waiting for the Barbarians & Taco USA

Waiting for the Barbarians: Essays from the Classics to Pop Culture by Daniel Mendelsohn Publisher/Year: New York Review Books, 2012 Format: ebook Pages: 440 Source: Publisher via NetGalley What it is: An eclectic collection of essays that analyzes everything from Greek mythology, to people’s endless fascination with memoirs, to the endless praise bestowed upon Mad Men. Why I readContinue reading “Quickies: Waiting for the Barbarians & Taco USA”