February 15, 2011: The New Yorker Totally Counts

PAGES READ on Monday: 20
PAGES READ on Tuesday: 30
YEAR TO DATE: 1,389
CURRENTLY READING: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
BOOKS COMPLETED: 3
-911 PAGES

As promised, secondary reading began yesterday. I read a bit (a very little bit) of the Russian but I really dove into the current issue of The New Yorker. It’s a double issue – Feb 14 & 21, 2011 – and it’s a goody. There are great pieces by Tina Fey and Malcolm Gladwell among others, but the star attraction is The Apostate, a 25,000-word, 26-page article by Lawrence Wright on Paul Haggis and the Church of Scientology. The piece is causing quite the media frenzy as it’s an inflammatory subject and not often that a magazine, particularly The New Yorker, devotes this much space to one article. It seems that some of Wright’s sources may be questionable and some believe The New Yorker‘s credibility has been damaged as a result. I’ll leave those questions for more cerebral bloggers to debate. My assessment: it’s a great read, a total page-turner, and well worth the reading time. And I’m happy to be counting those 26 pages toward my overall stats. Magazines count, right?

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One Response to February 15, 2011: The New Yorker Totally Counts

  1. daddy says:

    loving the blogs and worrying about 911
    pages not terrorists
    what is the matter with 30 pages a day or even 25
    when you get to 1000 you will tap out
    why not pre-empt
    and then you can keep blogging

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