Just finished reading The Human Stain by Philip Roth, I’d say he is a great writer, and I enjoyed the book, but I wouldn’t say it is a classic. Before The Human Stain, I read Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynn Truss, which was very entertaining, (especially considering it’s a book about grammar). Cindy is reading Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer, I picked it up and then had to put it down after 5 pages. Right now I’ve got a ton of books on my shelf that I need to read, but I’ve started The Extra Man by Jonathan Ames. Next up could be: The Corporation by Joel Bakan, Gutted by Lawrence Larose, Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi, Moneyball by Michael Lewis, Life of Pi by Yann Martel or A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole. (Sorry Guralnick, Prey is way down the list). Jonathan Ames is giving a reading at the Chelsea Barnes and Noble on July 29, I’m probably gonna go to that. The new book, Wake Up, Sir! got a tepid review from TONY this week.