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2017 Reading Challenge: Book 33

A book that got bad reviews, Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller So technically, the book didn’t get “bad reviews,” but it was banned from the United States on the grounds that it was pornographic and indecent, so I think … Continue reading

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2017 Reading Challenge, Book 30

A popular author’s first book, Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh Am I the only one around here who doesn’t apparently live in a 1950’s fantasy that the world is a wholesome place where nobody swears, has ill thoughts, or engages in … Continue reading

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2017 Reading Challenge, Book 28

A book with a number in the title, One Plus One, Jojo Moyes I can summarize my feelings about this book into a single word: disappointed. Coming off the coattails of the amazing, poignant Me Before You, I expected a … 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 22

A Pulitzer winner, The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton *Review contains spoilers While I have labeled this novel as a Romance, I must warn readers that it definitely isn’t the type of story with a pleasant, happy ending. Be forewarned that this novel … 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 18

Book 18, A book with a color in the title, Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close This choice for my reading challenge came about out of pure curiosity; I have seen several of my friends reading this book and … Continue reading

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