Thursday, August 28, 2008

Great.  Stephanie Young has another book out, and I still haven't read the first one.  Remember that ten-books-read-before-I-buy-again pledge I made?  Telling the Future Off will be the book I buy when I complete the first round.  Unless I think of another book I want even more.

In case you're wondering about my progress with the first ten—and you are—here are some books I am at least halfway done with (determined by a visual estimate of bookmark position):

The Fatalist – Lyn Hejinian
A Nest of Ninnies – John Ashbery & James Schuyler
Rhode Island Notebook – Gabriel Gudding
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy – Tao Lin
Since I Moved In – Tim Peterson
At Port Royal – Christopher Edgar
Complex Sleep – Tony Tost
Father of Noise – Anthony McCann
Rain – Jon Woodward
Neither World – Ralph Angel
Left Wing of a Bird – Arthur Vogelsang
Coeur de Lion – Ariana Reines
Already Dead – Denis Johnson
The Floating Opera – John Barth
Going Down – Jennifer Belle
Gravity's Rainbow – Thomas Pynchon

Will all of the first ten I finish be among these?  Possibly.  Possibly not.  Stay tuned.


  1. just finish cognitive behavioral therapy so you can wipe your ass with it

  2. I've noticed that many people have strong feelings about Tao Lin.