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moving under skies

NYRB Classics collector. Reads anything, so long as it's good. Sometimes historian. Frequently grumpy:  you've been warned. Also at aliceunderskies.tumblr.com. 

Oyster Books 100 Best of the Decade (so far!)

A list liberally populated by Tournament of Book alumni and headed by one of the ToB's best:  Teju Cole's Open City (in my heart, the true winner of 2012). I have read 53! I do have some serious quibbles. 11 of them, to be exact, though only Adam is a book that I think truly should have been excluded--a lot of the others (FreedomGoldfinch, Flamethrowers) get grudging passes for at least being important, if not good. That leaves 42 books I'm happy to have read--not bad stats, there. Maybe I'll read some others from this list!