Today I started reading Michael Kimmelman's The Accidental Masterpiece: On the Art of Life and Vice Versa and I've liked it so much that I've more or less finished it in an afternoon. I just finished the short story collection Stories from the Afterlife, by Quinn Dalton, and up next is Gail Jones' Dreams of Speaking to prepare for interviewing the author. I just finished Doris Lessing's The Good Terrorist and Umberto Eco's On Literature. Last but not least, I've been slowly but happily reading Inscribing the Hundred Years War in French and English Cultures--getting back to my Medieval Studies-major roots.
-Summer Block Kumar, contributing editor