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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: 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: Stiff

I now know what gibbeting is. Thanks, Mary Roach. But, I also know that there is a company in Sweden that is perfecting the art of freeze drying and disintegrating human remains so that they may provide fertilizer for a … Continue reading

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Review: Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff

I borrowed this book from the Erie County Public Library as an audio book to make my drive from Iowa home more pleasant. Cleopatra was an interesting lady. She was Queen of Egypt and managed to ensnare two of the … Continue reading

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Start-itis

I am the sort of person that is interested in many, many things. You may have noticed. (Read all the books! Knit all the things! Spin all the fibers! Cook all the foods! Try to be dairy-free! Try to be … Continue reading

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Review: Under the Never Sky

In a terrible dystopian future some of the human race lives in computer run pods where most of their lives are luved in cyber space. Tge rest of humanity lives in tribes out in the elementscwhere superstorms rake the landscape. … Continue reading

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Review: A wrinkle in Time

This book was one I remember liking as a child ( although, the wind in the door has stuck with me more) and when I realized my sister hadn’t read I suggested we read it for the pod sat we’re … Continue reading

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Review: Silas Marner

A long, long time ago (okay, only about 3 years ago) I asked friends of mine to recommend books for my yearly book challenge and then I put together a list. I made it through very few books on the … Continue reading

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