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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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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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