Category Archives: Reading

Three Magical Books

This post has been sitting in my drafts folder since October. Crazy, huh? It looks OK to me, so I’m going to fix the typos that I found and publish it. Here goes! My friend recently mentioned Sarah Mlynowski’s Magic … Continue reading

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People Change

Barrel Fever by David Sedaris Grade: B- David Sedaris and I probably don’t have that much in common. He’s a guy from the South, and I’m a gal from the North. He’s a good 16 years my senior, having been … Continue reading

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For the Love of Language

In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri Grade: B+ Jhumpa Lahiri was born in London, but moved with her parents to America when she was just two years old. Her parents spoke Bengali at home, and she learned that language to … Continue reading

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Ten Years Later

It’s hard to believe that ten years have passed since the final book of the Harry Potter series hit the shelves, but my very own blog provides the proof. Back then I asked, “What will we do now that we … Continue reading

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A Rare Thing

Eggshells by Caitriona Lally Grade: A- I could tell from the first paragraph of Eggshells that author Caitriona Lally had a knack for wordplay and for making wonderful observations about everyday things. It’s what drew me to the book. It’s … Continue reading

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Aimless & Pointless

Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan Grade: C I mentioned in a previous post that I didn’t like Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, but I didn’t say why. Sorry about that. It was months ago … Continue reading

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Now Reading

Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu Reality Is Not What It Seems by Carlo Rovelli

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Write Down the Stories of Your Life

I was saddened to hear that Amy Krouse Rosenthal died today. I really enjoyed her Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life. It not only inspired me enough to write a positive review, but also enough to write a second post about … Continue reading

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Different Routes to Knowledge

The other night my mother and I were discussing the word “cuck.” It’s a new term that shows up often in the comments of political posts on Facebook and other social media these days. I couldn’t find a really authoritative … Continue reading

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Revisiting Dune

I finished Howard’s End Is on the Landing and now I’m working on Frank Herbert’s Dune. I read Dune once before, back when I lived in Connecticut. Though it was a long time ago, it was not before having seen … Continue reading

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