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2017 Reading Challenge, Book 35

A Futuristic book, Cities in Flight by James Blish James Blish’s Cities in Flight is a series of four novels that documents Earth’s discovery of technology that allows them to achieve long distance space travel and the ramifications of Earthlings … Continue reading

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2017 Reading Challenge, Book 31

A book set in a place you’d visit, A Town like Alice, by Neville Shute Back in high school, I read Neville Shute’s novel On the Beach. It has haunted me ever since—literally, it haunted my dreams,—it gave me horrific … Continue reading

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2017 Reading Challenge, Book 25

  A translated book, Metamorphoses by Ovid As a young girl, I used to love reading about Greek mythology. The different Gods and Goddesses, and all of the tales of mayhem, tricksters, and romance fascinated me. Even when I was … Continue reading

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2017 Reading Challenge, Book 19

Book 19, a book about travel, Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck “I was born lost and take no pleasure in being found, nor much identification from shapes which symbolize continents and states” (Steinbeck 71). I am one of those … Continue reading

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2017 Reading Challenge, Book 16

Book 16, a book from your childhood, Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson I’m going to sound stupid admitting this, but I truly had no idea how pervasive Treasure Island was in American culture until I finally read this book. … Continue reading

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2017 Reading Challenge: Book 5

Reading Challenge, book 5, a classic: Robinson Crusoe by Daniel DeFoe Like nearly all young people, Robinson Crusoe decides to rebel against the wishes of his parents. They want him to settle into a nice, comfortable, middle class position in … 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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