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Entries by Dave Astor from 10/2011

My Four Favorite Baseball Novels

| Posted 10.04.2011 | Books

One team in baseball's postseason will win four World Series games this month, so I thought I'd take advantage of that number by naming my four favorite baseball novels.

A Dearth of Mirth at the End of Many Great Novels

| Posted 10.11.2011 | Books

After just finishing The House of Mirth, I'm reminded once again that many great novels don't have happy endings.

Don't Blame These Book Problems on the Author!

| Posted 10.18.2011 | Books

So, with an affectionate nod to Peeves the Poltergeist of Harry Potter, here are a few book-related pet peeves that aren't the authors' fault.

Confessions of an E-Book Virgin

| Posted 10.21.2011 | Books

Some people continued to ride a horse-and-buggy after many other people switched to cars. Maybe I'm one of those late-adopter types. But at least for now, I'm sticking with print books.

The Importance of Immigration in Novels

| Posted 10.27.2011 | Books

The immigration themes in these and other novels are compelling for many reasons, and as readers get absorbed in all this drama, they also learn a lot about the places from which the characters emigrated.