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The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby
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Feb 23, 10

bookshelves: 2010-reads
Read in January, 2010

Much has been made (by me) about how Nick Hornby "stole" my nonfiction idea, wherein I don't have to do much different than I do now, on ye olde Goodreads, and that therefore I have no reason to continue living/writing/basking in my own glory. Yes, even though he did it first, he's cheating me! Not least because he's actually famous! And makes his living as a writer! And is good! In response to everyone who suggested, hotly, in response to my much-making, that maybe the reason that Nick Hornby got to fame/talent/a forum for undisciplined book reviews/non-self-made-much-making first is that he actually, you know, TRIES: I think you missed my point. My point was that the idea -- reviewing books as they relate to you, and each other, and admitting that book-loving is a frank addiction with all the irrational behavior that entails -- is a really good one. And Hornby does it really well. And I'll try when I'm good and ready, or never, goddammit.

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