Friday, March 2, 2012
It's worth noting that Hoyt's picks have inspired something that only one other month has, thus far (nod to Allan for February); that is, the inspiration to read beyond the assigned books. Stephen King's Danse Macabre convinced me to pick up Shirley Jackson's collected works (something I begin reading today) and The Dog of the South has me committed to reading everything that Portis ever published. It's one thing to come up with 5 great books. It's a whole other thing to pick books so good that they lead you to other books. So, thanks Mr. Hoyt. This has been a real treat.