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: David Mitchell

The 2015 Catapult Notable List

2015 was sort of a strange year as far as my reading habits went. I changed jobs within the book industry – weirdly leaving me with less time than ever … Continue reading

December 31, 2015 · 2 Comments

Slade House

Still alive. You had to think I would resurface at some point, what with a new David Mitchell book being released, no? The Catapult has been on some sort of … Continue reading

December 3, 2015 · 9 Comments

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

David Mitchell Conversation Recap

“Literature! Art! The future of the Anglo-American novel is at stake!” As faithful readers of the Catapult know, on this past September 22 I had the immense pleasure and mind-blowing … Continue reading

September 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

A Year of Reading, Week 36/37

Books read (all or part of) this week & last:  Hammer Head by Nina MacLaughlinThe Valley by John RenehanYoung Skins by Colin BarrettChurch of Marvels by Leslie ParryThe Travels of … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

A Year of Reading, Week 34/35

Books read (all or part of) this week:The Valley by John RenehanThe Sunlit Night by Rebecca DinersteinSigns Preceding the End of the World by Yuri HerreraChurch of Marvels by Leslie … Continue reading

August 29, 2014 · 4 Comments

2014 Booker Longlist: Padded with Americana?

Let’s just get the opinion thing out right away: personally – and I say this as an American reader, really – I think opening up the Booker Prize to American … Continue reading

August 5, 2014 · 4 Comments