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2017 Reading Challenge, Book 29

A recommended book, Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh “All that succession and repetition of massed humanity…Those vile bodies…” Vile Bodies has been on my to-read list for a long time, so I feel very privileged to have the time to … Continue reading

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2017 Reading Challenge, Book 27

A book at least 500 pages long, Outlander by Diana Gabaldon Confession time: I actually listened to this book on audio disk; I did not read it in the traditional sense. Normally, this feels a little like cheating to me, … 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 17

Book 17, a book you own but haven’t read, Swing Time by Zadie Smith Zadie Smith is such a rich writer; she touches upon so many different themes in this novel that it’s hard to know where to begin when … Continue reading

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2017 Reading Challenge, Book 14

Book 14, a book based on a true story, Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates Joyce Carol Oates “ambitiously” takes on the saga of the American icon Marilyn Monroe and hits the mark with this take on the star’s tragic yet … Continue reading

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2017 Reading Challenge, Book 13

Book 13, a book set in a different country, City of Women by David Gillham The entire plot of City of Women hangs on one important question–what would any of us do? In the last month, this is a question … Continue reading

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