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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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2016 Reading Challenge: Book 52

Book 52, a book written in 1985 (the year you were born), Lake Woebegon Days by Garrison Keillor What we have here is another example of a book I desperately wanted to love, but just couldn’t for the life of … Continue reading

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2016 Reading Challenge: Book 50

Book 50: a book written by an author from your town, Asphodel by H.D. Hilda Doolittle, known by her pen name H.D., was an American writer from my hometown of Bethlehem, PA. H.D. wrote both poetry as well as prose and … Continue reading

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2016 Book Challenge: Book 44

Book 44, a book set in a place you would like to visit: The Paris Wife by Paula McLain Not only is this novel set in a physical location I want to visit, it’s also set during a time I … Continue reading

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