Category Archives: Lit

Dictionary Stories

On the Canadian radio news show As it Happens last night I heard about something that is really cool. A gentleman in California has started a blog where he writes short stories that are made up entirely of example sentences … Continue reading

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Review: Within a Budding Grove by Marcel Proust.

In Search of Lost Time is still my favorite novel. And, I have to say, while Within A Budding Grove is certainly a suggestive and metaphorical and lovely title, I feel that the more recent translation’s title is more keeping … Continue reading

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Review: Wild by Cheryl Strayed

I’ve thought for awhile now about what I should say about this book. I loved it. I just loved it. And, I binged on it over a weekend when I really should have been doing so many other things. I … Continue reading

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Review: Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Why do I keep putting myself on the waiting list for these books? The Beautiful Creatures are books about the “caster world” in which there is a magical world that exists right along side the human world. In the first … Continue reading

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Review: Home by Toni Morrison

I can’t believe I’m just now posting this review when it was the first book I finished in 2014. This is the story of Frank Money who finds himself in the position of having to rescue his sister from a … Continue reading

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Review: Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Sussana Clark

This book was recommended to me when it came out awhile ago and then was recommended to me again a couple years ago by Joy Killyjoy, the ’52 Spitfire. They told me that it was a “winter book”. And, I … Continue reading

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Review: Frostbite by Richelle Mead

This is the next book in the Vampire Academy series.  At the end of the last book there was drama and the drama continues.  Rose still has to finish her training and so she’s deep into that when a family … Continue reading

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Review: The Dogs of Riga by Henning Mankell

Another Kurt Wallander novel.  This one is set in the early ’90s.  Dead bodies in a life raft wash up on shore outside of Ystad and Wallander is called in to investigate.  They discover the life raft probably came from … Continue reading

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Review:Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell

This is the first of the Kurt Wallander books.  These have been made into a TV show in the UK starring Kenneth Branagh. They also have a young Tom Hiddleston in them.  This book is about a shocking killing in … Continue reading

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Review: Maze Runner

More dystopian teen fiction.  Ah, how I love it.  This is the tale of Thomas who wakes up not knowing where he came from in a box on his way to the center of a maze. He takes his place … Continue reading

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