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About alycemsustko

Reader, writer, catmom extraordinaire

2018 Reading Challenge, Book 8

The 158-Pound Marriage I LOVE John Irving. He is legitimately one of my all-time favorite authors. But this book was a little too WTF for me to enjoy. To summarize, this is a novella about two married couples deciding to … Continue reading

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2018 Reading Challenge, book 7

The Devil and Miss Prym Normally, I’m a huge Paulo Coelho fan. Like, HUGE. This novel just didn’t do it for me, though. It was just a little too….obvious. No subtlety. Very ham handed. It reminded me a lot of … Continue reading

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2018 Reading Challenge, books 2-6

  The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Years ago, I fell in love with Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. It wasn’t until probably a year after finishing the novel that I stupidly realized it was an entire … Continue reading

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2018 Reading Challenge, Book 1

Every so often, you come across a book that’s perfectly suited for the exact phase of life you are going through. When that happens, you identify so closely with the book that it feels like you’ve found your book soul … Continue reading

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2018 Reading Challenge

Ok folks, I am writing this a bit late, but nonetheless, let’s get 2018 started with a bang! This year, I will be marrying the love of my life (insert gushy romantic interlude here) so I don’t have quite as … Continue reading

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2017 Reading Challenge, Book 52

An epistolary novel, Pamela, by Samuel Richardson (SPOILER ALERT) One word to describe this novel–long. Wayyyyy too long. Pamela, the titular character, tells her story through a series of letters. Never ending letters. The premise of the story is the … Continue reading

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2017 Reading Challenge, Book 51

A book from the year you were born (1985), White Noise by Don DeLillo This novel really surprised me. From reading the description, it didn’t seem like something I would be too interested in, which was why I saved it … Continue reading

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