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Book Four: Last Psalm at Sea Level

LAST PSALM AT SEA LEVEL By Meg Day 80 pp. Barrow Street Press. $16.95 Published September 3, 2014 Poetry I was lucky enough to see Meg Day read some of the poems from this collection. In fact, they were the … Continue reading

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Book Two: Nice Try, Jane Sinner

NICE TRY, JANE SINNER By Lianne Oelke 420 pp. Clarion Books. $17.99 Published January 9, 2018 Young Adult – Contemporary Nice Try, Jane Sinner by Lianne Oelke is the story of a 17-year-old girl who has an existential crisis and … Continue reading

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January Progress

7/10 7/100 Out of the 10 books I wanted to read, I managed to get 7 finished. The minimum goal is about 8 books per month, so I’ll have to kick it into gear in February. As reviews of these … Continue reading

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Book One: Zeitoun

ZEITOUN By Dave Eggers 337pp. Vintage. $16 Published June 15, 2010 Non-Fiction Zeitoun tells the story of one family’s struggle during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. This non-fiction narrative is set in New Orleans and follows Kathy and Abdulrahman Zeitoun. Together … Continue reading

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The Year of 100 Books

So it’s been a while, I’m not very good at keeping a consistent blog. However, I’m hoping 2018 will be different. For a couple reason: 1) I don’t have school anymore, which means all deadlines are ones I set for … Continue reading

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A Brief Summer Reading List

I rarely stick to a reading list. I get distracted by other shiny books. I buy new books that I want to read right away because otherwise they might go into the pile and not be read for a year. … Continue reading

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Anticipated May Releases

*rises from the dead, arms outstretched* Why yes, I have come back. Now that school is done, I will have time to keep this updated. I’m not going to make a big fanfare just in case I fade into obscurity … Continue reading

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Infographic: When Did Famous Authors Publish Their Breakthrough Novels?

Originally posted on 101 Books:
This is a fascinating infographic that was sent my way. The graphic shows the age at which dozens of famous authors wrote their first book, their first breakthrough book, in which years of life they published…

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Triumphant Return!

Wow, lots of traffic on my blog lately! It’s that post about Fifty Shades of Grey, but I’m totally cool with that. Some of you may have noticed that around May of each year I suddenly put a few posts … Continue reading

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The Yellow Birds – A Modern Classic?

Just a quick post today with no spoilers. The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers is a slim novel about the war in Iraq. Two young men meet during basic training and become quick friends. They watch each others backs and … Continue reading

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