Friday, July 30, 2010

Hop on the bus, Gus

Ah ... who doesn't love Simon & Garfunkel ... or at least Simon?  There are very few types of music that I can listen to while reading, and even fewer bands, but Simon & Garfunkel slides right on by beneath my conscious mind like the river flows beneath an inner tube on a lazy, summer Sunday afternoon.  It's just so ... groovy.

Anyhow, it's Friday and that means that Jennifer over at Crazy for Books is hosting her weekly blogger coffee klatch, known as the Book Blogger Hop.  It's a great way to check out the old and the new of blogs practicing or otherwise related to the sacred occupation of the literary critic.  It's definitely worth your time.  And if you find a new blog that you like, leave a comment and let them know.  After all, we're all in this together.

And ... if you've stumbled on The Literate Man as a result of  the Book Blogger Hop, well then, welcome!  Feel free to take a look around.  We have some great sales going on at the moment.  Might I suggest you take a gander at The Spy Who Came In from the Cold?  Or perhaps you'd like to try on our all time favorite, Sometimes A Great Notion?  Well, I'll leave you to it, then. I 'll be at the register if you need a fitting room or have any other questions.


  1. Asking for a rosary? You speak truth. You are an Irish Catholic. I've always heard people say stay away from Dubliners. It can only blow your mind. I didn't know these were short stories. That fact might scare some people farther away.

  2. Hopping by to see what's new. I'm already a follower, and I see we follow some of the same blogs.

    My blog, in case you have the time, is:

    Happy Friday!

  3. Hello Literate Man, I'm glad you discovered Dubliners...That is a perfect book. Now, if you want to be brave and try some more short stories, check out Chekhov. I wouldn't steer you wrong...

  4. Stopping by via the hop and following. I see you recently read Dubliners; I loved it and am currently working on Ulysses (making very slow progress), and thinking of reading Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man soon too.

    Happy reading!

  5. Hey, we are new followers and I’m just saying hi. I look forward to your posts!

  6. Hey, I just hopped on by. I'm glad I did. Your post made me laugh. I will be looking forward to more of your posts!!

    Suggestion: Fight club. I tread guy flick and book!


  7. Hi Patrick...I think S&G is groovy too. Look forward to following your reviews.

  8. Hello! Nice to discover your blog via the blog hop. I'm a new follower! Nice to have some men around this book blogosphere. Feel free to pop by - I think I'm lacking manly opinions on the books I read.

  9. Hi! I just wanted to let you know that I've awarded you The Versatile Blogger award on my blog here. :)

  10. Tea, thanks for stopping by. Dubliners didn't so much blow my mind as make me wonder where James went off the rails. Of course, if he had continued with a more traditional storytelling technique, I doubt we'd be even discussing him a hundred years later.

    Janna, thanks for the visit. I've returned the favor and look forward to returning often to Primo Reads.

    bibliophiliac, as it happens, I was perusing Chekhov the other evening. I have to admit that I haven't read him, though I do love the Russians. Do you have any specific recommendations?

    pussreboots, thanks for the info. I think I'll have to add Veracity to my list.

    Shannon, me too! I tried to read Ulysses once long ago. I'm hoping that I make it through this time. I have to admit that I'm stalled - Matterhorn and The Ask both distracted my attention. But I'm back at it. Good luck to you. Come back and let me know what you think.

    Noe and Suz, thanks for the visit. I'll try to keep it entertaining.

    Twisted Book Junkie, I really like that suggestion. After all, what's a he-blog without a reference to Fight Club.

    Rob, welcome. Any fan of S&G is a friend of mine.

    Bethany, thanks for coming by. I'm follower 162 at words, words, words. I'll try to guy it up for you a bit!

    Becky, what can I say? First, I'd like to thank the Academy ... No, seriously, thank you very much. I'll definitely return the favor.