#10. The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby - Seeing as I decided to undertake this project in order to get myself to read more often, this book seemed wholly appropriate. It reprints Hornby's columns from The Believer magazine (the monthly, slightly less annoyingly "hipper than thou" offshoot of McSweeney's), and each selection follows a simple formula: Hornby buys a bunch of books over the course of a month, actually reads a few of them (though never as many as he would like), and writes about what he read. I'd go into more detail, except there isn't any. It's just a writer writing about other writers. If you like this sort of thing, than this is definitely the sort of thing you'd like. I do, so I did. It makes a great companion piece to Hornby's collection of pop music essays, Songbook, which I also recommend wholeheartedly.
And with that, I'm 1/5th of the way through the 50 Book Challenge. I kind of rule!