The corgi at my feet, while I read

The Longest Chapter is a blog about my journey with books, the longest chapter of my now middle-aged life. What you’ll find here is the content of that journey, including reviews and comments on new releases, as well as recommendations for books from the past, classics as well as the many terrific books packed into library stacks or bookstore aisles.

Many of the books that appear on The Longest Chapter I discuss and/or review on WOSU Public Media 89.7 FM, broadcasting throughout central Ohio. WOSU is an NPR member station, and I am the station’s book critic.

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Sometimes the best books are the oldest books in The Longest Chapter. And because I am an avid book collector, one of those “gently mad” individuals of Nicholas Basbanes’ fame, you will also find blogging here about first editions and collecting those first editions.

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