The Old School Book Catapult

Formerly known as The Book Catapult, this is now simply the blog of The Book Catapult – an actual independent bookstore in San Diego, CA!

Category Archives: Anthony Doerr

Anthony Doerr! Pulitzer Prize!

What sort of (albeit self-proclaimed) go-to “literary” website would the Book Catapult be if the proprietor – suffering from the early stages of fatherhood, cooped up at home with a … Continue reading

April 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Catapult Notable List 2014

A notable sampler The 9th annual Catapult Notable list is upon you. Huzzah!This was a “tough” year for building this list, mainly because I read so many books (for the … Continue reading

December 26, 2014 · 3 Comments

A Year of Reading, Week 31

This was Anthony Doerr Week – all I read were things written by him.   This is just after Wednesday night’s event at Warwick’s – Tony Doerr (plaid shirt) and … Continue reading

August 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Year of Reading, Week 30

Books read (all or part of) this week:All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony DoerrBetween You and Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen by Mary NorrisEat My Heart Out … Continue reading

July 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Year of Reading, Week 28/29

Books read (all or part of) this week:The Travels of Daniel Ascher by Déborah Lévy-BertheratWolf Winter by Camilla EkbäckThe Lost Boys Symphony by Mark Andrew FergusonMort(e) by Robert RepinoAll the … Continue reading

July 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Year of Reading, Week 24: About Grace

Books read (all or part of) this week:About Grace by Anthony DoerrRed or Dead by David Peace Am I following a path already laid out for me, or am I … Continue reading

June 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Year of Reading, Week 23

Books read (all or part of) this week:About Grace by Anthony DoerrEyrie by Tim WintonThe Sea Inside by Philip HoareKarate Chop: Stories by Dorthe NorsThe End of Absence by Michael … Continue reading

June 9, 2014 · Leave a comment