Whanganuilibrary.com
Normal view MARC view ISBD view

Stuff I've been reading / Nick Hornby.

By: Hornby, Nick.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Viking, 2013Description: x, 255 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780241003336 (pbk) :.Other title: Stuff I have been reading.Uniform titles: Believer (San Francisco, Calif.) Subject(s): Hornby, Nick -- Books and reading | Books and reading | Books -- ReviewsDDC classification: 828.914 Summary: 'Read what you enjoy, not what bores you, ' Nick Hornby tells us. And in this new collection of his columns from the Believer magazine he shows us how it's done. Or at least, how he does it: whether plunging into a biography of Dickens whilst his children are destroying something or devouring a whole series of children's books whilst on holiday.
Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Log in to add tags.
    average rating: 0.0 (0 votes)
Item type Current location Collection Call number Copy number Status Date due
Non-Fiction Davis (Central) Library
Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction 828 HOR 1 Available

Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Every month in the Believer magazine Nick Hornby notes down and writes about the Books he has bought and the Books he has Read. Anyone with even half an interest in books will appreciate that the two columns rarely match up. Strangers press books on him, reviews suggest a new title is unmissable, one book leads to another . . .

Stuff I've Been Reading is less a collection of reviews than the diary of a life lived with books - books about the old East German secret police and the North Korean police state, books about Céline Dion and Charles Dickens, books about climate change and monogamous sex and the banking crisis, in fact all kinds of books that just happen to have taken the author's fancy.

Nick Hornby is the kind of reader we all aspire to be- enthusiastic but discerning, settled on some favourites but curious about the new, an altogether eager guide through a multitude of great books. Be warned though- read Stuff I've Been Reading and your own Books Bought column is bound to rocket.

Praise for Nick Hornby's Believer Columns-

'A treasure, an absolute joy.' Spectator

'As rich and varied as the world of literature itself.' San Francisco Chronicle

'Not only does it make you want to read more but it's also terrific company.' Metro

'Very entertaining.' Boston Globe

Includes index.

"These pieces were originally published in the Believer magazine between August 2006 and September 2008 and between May 2010 and December 2011"--T.p. verso.

'Read what you enjoy, not what bores you, ' Nick Hornby tells us. And in this new collection of his columns from the Believer magazine he shows us how it's done. Or at least, how he does it: whether plunging into a biography of Dickens whilst his children are destroying something or devouring a whole series of children's books whilst on holiday.

General.

2 5 7 11 22 27 37 68 89 93 111 115 130 133 151