Monthly Archives: December 2016

2016 Reading Challenge: Book 52

Book 52, a book written in 1985 (the year you were born), Lake Woebegon Days by Garrison Keillor What we have here is another example of a book I desperately wanted to love, but just couldn’t for the life of … Continue reading

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2016 Reading Challenge: Book 51

Book 51, a book by a new author, The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes by Anna McPartin In some respects, I am very glad that I saved this book until the very end of my challenge. I have personally undergone … Continue reading

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2016 Reading Challenge: Book 50

Book 50: a book written by an author from your town, Asphodel by H.D. Hilda Doolittle, known by her pen name H.D., was an American writer from my hometown of Bethlehem, PA. H.D. wrote both poetry as well as prose and … Continue reading

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2016 Reading Challenge: Book 49

Book 49: A book with 500 pages, Don Quixote by Cervantes Don Quixote is one of those massive, intimidating novels that has sat on my bookshelves for over a decade in the “to read someday” pile. Being of Spanish descent, … Continue reading

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2016 Reading Challenge: Book 48

Book 48, a book set at Christmas: Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie Although the novel takes place at Christmas, it definitely doesn’t have much of a Christmasy vibe. Typical of every Christie novel I’ve ever read, there’s a grueling … Continue reading

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2016 Reading Challenge Book 47

Book 47, a book with non-human characters: The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin “Light is the left hand of darkness and darkness the right hand of light. Two are one, life and death, lying together like lovers … Continue reading

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2016 Book Challenge: Book 46

Book 46, a book with antonyms in the title, War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy According to Wikipedia, Tolstoy was “hesitant to label this work as a novel.” Upon reflection, this makes a lot of sense. The narrative through line … Continue reading

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