"Immersion in the life of the world, a willingness to be inhabited by and to speak for others, including those beyond the realm of the human, these are the practices not just of the bodhisattva but of the writer." --Jane Hirshfield

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Top Ten Books of 2007

From the NY Times.

I wish I could say I've read more of these, although I usually disagree with anyone's top ten.

2 comments:

Cheryl said...

"Special Topics in Calamity Physics" was on the Top Ten list for 2006, so I guess we know how valid this list is!

Oh yeah, not at all! Gads. 2006 list also had the Collected stories of Amy Hempel. Oh well. We need to make up our own lists, imo.

Cheryl

Zen of Writing said...

For me, it would have to be the top ten I read in a year, without much regard for when they were published. Keeping up with the new has nothing on finding something excellent that I have managed to overlook so far.