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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 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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Reading Challenge 2017, Book 45

A book of short stories, Everything that Rises must Converge by Flannery O’Connor In general, I am not a short story gal. I love a good novel that I can really sink my teeth into. Flannery O’Connor, however, is the … Continue reading

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2017 Reading Challenge, Book 41

A memoir: Running with Scissors, Augusten Burroughs Really the best way I can describe the first installment of Augusten Burroughs’ autobiography is this: it reads like a David Sedaris book with an extremely dark edge to the humor. Where Sedaris’ … Continue reading

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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 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 8

Reading challenge, book 8, a book with a love triangle: The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy Thomas Hardy’s novels make me want to run away and live on the heath. His rich descriptions of the luscious vegetation, the … Continue reading

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