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2017 Reading Challenge, Book 42

A book written by someone younger than 30, Evelina by Fanny Burney This book made its way onto my 2017 challenge out of pure fan girl holdover from graduate school. I registered late my first semester of school and missed … Continue reading

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2017 Reading Challenge, Book 38

  A banned book, The Monk, by Matthew Lewis I chose this book because I was intrigued by the description. I have to admit, I thought it was going to be scandalous, like Marquis de Sade level scandal. I confess … Continue reading

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2017 Reading Challenge, Book 37

A book written by a female, The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot I am super excited to have read my first ever George Eliot novel! She has long been on my shelf, but I never got around to … Continue reading

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2017 Reading Challenge, Book 34

A book about race/identity, Absalom, Abasalom! by William Faulkner I have a long-lasting love affair with William Faulkner. It started back in college when I was working at the library shelving books. I caught a glimpse of As I Lay … 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 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 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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