Stepping in with Some Recommendations

I’m still on my blog break, but some things need to be shared. Have you ever read any Alice Munro? I’m not usually a short story reader, but Munro is one of those writers whose collections I can’t put down. I just finished The View from Castle Rock, which was as good as a book can get. If you start it and find it’s not the thing for you (too memoiry in feel?), try any of her other collections.

Also, the weekend’s This American Life contained two segments that pretty much embodied everything I love about this radio show. The episode is called “Return to the Scene of the Crime,” and the two segments were Mike Birbiglia’s and Dan Savage’s.

Follow this link to read more and to listen, but beware: This American Life is habit-forming!

And now, I will back away from the blog.