Tomato Nation Read-Along #4: Poll
Now that we've emerged from the shadow of the golden raintree (…hew), it's time to pick our next book. Please also let me know in the comments if you'd like to do a live chat about Audrina, but then again, maybe you'd rather just forget all about it, in which case I'll just tell you you're two years younger than you actually are and make you sit in a creepy rocking chair and channel your dead sister who is actually you while I Do It with all your female relatives. Just don't go in the woods, 'kay?
You'll see the new poll list below. The David Foster Wallace is back for another shot at it, plus the Bryson, a Pynchon, a book about booze, a book about oilmen, and the unclassifiable but awesome Cometbus. (To the two other people who will care about this: he opened a bookstore in Williamsburg?! Don't move, I'm-a get the car.) Voting's open all week.
Please pick as many as three (3) books you'd like to read along with:
- Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words (Bill Bryson) / humor/language (38%, 132 Votes)
- Jacob Have I Loved (Katherine Paterson) / fiction (38%, 129 Votes)
- Consider the Lobster (David Foster Wallace) / essays (32%, 110 Votes)
- I Wish There Was Something That I Could Quit (Aaron Cometbus) / fiction (23%, 78 Votes)
- Gin: The Much-Lamented Death of Madam Geneva (The Eighteenth-Century Gin Craze) (Patrick Dillon) / history/cultural studies (22%, 74 Votes)
- Wish I Could Be There: Notes from a Phobic Life (Allen Shawn) / autobiography (16%, 56 Votes)
- Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America (John M. Barry) / history (13%, 44 Votes)
- Survival In Auschwitz (Primo Levi) / autobiography/history (11%, 39 Votes)
- Inherent Vice (Thomas Pynchon) / fiction (8%, 29 Votes)
- The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes (Bryan Burrough) / history (3%, 12 Votes)
Total Voters: 343
Tags: Cometbus David Foster Wallace The TN Read-Along Thomas Pynchon