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2017 Reading Challenge, Book 50

A book about Christmas, The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans If I had to describe this book in one word, it would be trite. This book is absolutely, one hundred percent pandering to the lowest common denominator. It cashes … Continue reading

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2017 Reading Challenge, Book 49

Book 49, a book about magic, The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman I fell in love with Alice Hoffman’s books in high school, and I devoured as many of them as I could find. This period of my life … Continue reading

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2017 Reading Challenge, Book 48

An action story: The Last of Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper I have owned a copy of this novel for about five years. Every Fall, I get a weird motivation to read the book. Funnily enough, I have started the … Continue reading

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2017 Reading Challenge, Book 47

A Gothic Horror Story, The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole I’m naming The Castle of Otranto my ‘WTF Did I Just Read’ book of the year. Of course, I mean this in the best possible way. The story is … Continue reading

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2017 Reading Challenge, Book 46

A noir story, The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett Ah, Dashiell Hammett. I first met Dash in one of my graduate courses reading The Maltese Falcon. I think I became enamored with him more for his career as a detective … Continue reading

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Reading Challenge 2017, Book 45

A book of short stories, Everything that Rises must Converge by Flannery O’Connor In general, I am not a short story gal. I love a good novel that I can really sink my teeth into. Flannery O’Connor, however, is the … Continue reading

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2017 Reading Challenge, Book 44

A book with non-human characters, The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman One dark, misty evening, a man walks through a home with a long knife dripping in blood. The bodies of the three victims lie where he left them, but … Continue reading

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