Tag: reading

Post #3168: One-sentence reviews for the first half of 2019

Reads and reactions in brief since January 1st, 2019. How to be Alone – Lane MooreEssays. Lane Moore is youngish, funny, and figuring out her life. These essays are part of her process. This House is Haunted – John BoyneNovel. Forgettable. In other words,…

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Post # 3167: An increase in reading

I’ve started reading again lately. Not that I ever really stopped entirely, but I’ve been lazy about it these past few years. I could blame it on the screens, or on my busy work life, but really I’ve just fallen out of the habit….

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Post #2053: So many books….

Okay – well, not *so* many. But three, and they arrived all at once after months of being on the holds list at the library. And the worst part is – these are all books that I really want to read (unlike the many…

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In the Bookshed: The Storytelling Animal

At my writing group a couple of months ago, my friend Nadine launched into a list of all the things going on in her life that keep her from writing: full-time work, single-parenting, a new-ish relationship, a long commute, and the fact that all…

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Book Notes: Le Père Goriot

“Holding this book in your hand, sinking back in your soft armchair, you will say to yourself: perhaps it will amuse me. And after you have read this story of great misfortunes, you will no doubt dine well, blaming the author for your own…

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