Ben is a cagey veteran of the blogging game. Born and raised on the mean streets of Martha's Vineyard, where he studied under the masterful tutelage of Mr. Dodge, Ben went off to college in Michigan and graduated in 2003 with a BA in BS. He is currently studying abroad in Seattle, Washington. Ben's favorite writers include Saul Bellow, David Mitchell, Franz Kafka, Ernest Hemingway, and Robertson Davies. He feels as though he needs to broaden his horizons and read more work by female writers, as well as non-white dudes, but Ben is doing little to change his ways. He is currently reading fiction by a long-dead white dude, with an eye towards jumping into some more long-dead white dude fiction in the very near future. Ben's interests lie mostly in the realm of fiction, but he is not at all opposed to the idea of non-fiction.
Favorite Books Read in 2008
The Braindead Megaphone, by George Saunders
Blue Highways, by William Least Heat-Moon