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Twomato Concentrate: 15 July 2015
July 15, 2015 – 12:02 PM | 3 Comments
Twomato Concentrate: 15 July 2015

Managers, Watchmen, and more stuff I’m thinking about.

Tomato Nation Read-Along #7: Poll
January 2, 2011 – 2:35 PM | 3 Comments
Tomato Nation Read-Along #7: Poll

New year, new batch of books to choose from! David Foster Wallace finally got his moment last time, but there’s another Wallace-adjacent book in the poll this time around, we’ve got a couple of true-crime-ish …

TN Read-Along #6: Consider the Lobster Discussion Thread
December 2, 2010 – 2:57 PM | 5 Comments
TN Read-Along #6: <I>Consider the Lobster</I> Discussion Thread

We covered quite a bit in the live chat last night — enjoy the Ralph Wiggum School of Segues “transitions” between topics! — but if you couldn’t make it, or have come to the comments …

TN Read-Along #6: Consider the Lobster Live Chat
December 1, 2010 – 5:10 PM | 4 Comments
TN Read-Along #6: <I>Consider the Lobster</I> Live Chat

Don’t forget, we start at 9 PM tonight, December 1. Can’t make the chat? Look for a traditional discussion thread shortly thereafter.
Any problems seeing or using the chat software, hit refresh; clear the cache; then …

Tomato Nation Read-Along #6: Consider the Lobster
November 15, 2010 – 8:23 AM | 11 Comments
Tomato Nation Read-Along #6: <I>Consider the Lobster</I>

Updated 29 November: Just a reminder that it’s Lobster time Wednesday, December 1. If you bought the book but haven’t started it yet, or feel discouraged about finishing, you should still join the live-chat discush …

Tomato Nation Read-Along #6: Poll
November 9, 2010 – 9:52 PM | 5 Comments
Tomato Nation Read-Along #6: Poll

I assume my preference here is clear. Heh.
Actually, I’d love to read any of these, but let’s see what you pick. The Wallace is back for another round, joined by the Zinn, and we’ve got …

Tomato Nation Read-Along #5: Poll
September 15, 2010 – 8:28 PM | 10 Comments
Tomato Nation Read-Along #5: Poll

We’ve got a rather weird list for the fifth round of the TN Read-Along; David Foster Wallace is back, as is Katherine Paterson, and you’ll also see some golden oldies.
Voting will close next Wednesday. Hit …

Tomato Nation Read-Along #4: Poll
August 22, 2010 – 3:34 PM | 15 Comments
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 …

Tomato Nation Read-Along #2: Backwards in High Heels
July 8, 2010 – 9:29 AM | 3 Comments
Tomato Nation Read-Along #2: <I>Backwards in High Heels</I>

Henry James crisis averted! Our next read-along book is Backwards in High Heels: The Impossible Art of Being Female, by Tania Kindersley and Sarah Vine. Not Kindleable this time, but a used copy is about …

Consider The Author
September 15, 2008 – 2:55 PM | 45 Comments

Because a few people have asked…fans of David Foster Wallace should read Troy Patterson’s write-up for Slate.   Troy is a fellow vet of our college paper, and his take is on point as usual.
Well, …