Saturday, December 12, 2009

Easily Digested

This is a busy time of year most everywhere, including, I am happy to say, here at Accent on Books. It's hard to find time for a number of activities we might usually engage in, including reading. Wouldn't it be nice if there were someone who would read all the Important Books and then give us the essence of them so we wouldn't have to bother with all those pesky words ourselves?

Well, fear not -- it's John Crace to the rescue. Crace is the author of Digested Read, a blog at The Guardian newspaper, where he gives us the gist of all the current books in his own inimitable -- and slightly impudent -- style. Sarah Palin is his latest, um, victim, but you can also find everything you perhaps want to know about recent offerings from Philip Roth, Dan Brown, Richard Dawkins, Karen Armstrong and many others. So between the shopping and the cooking and the tree-trimming you can pop over to his blog and become even more erudite than you already are.

Whoops -- gotta go. But first, have you read the latest Anita Brookner? Well, let me tell you all about it....

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