Category Archives: Reading

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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Digging Out

A recent post had me on the brink of being buried in my piles of unread newspapers. I not only managed to dig my way out, but I also took the paper beast by the neck and looked all the … 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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Gonna Beat 2015

By finishing The Man Who Rained by Ali Shaw, I have brought my reading total for 2016 up to 32. I need read only one more book to beat last year’s total. That book will most likely be Howards End … Continue reading

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Southern Charmer

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman, B+ Saving CeeCee Honeycutt is a slightly unusual reading choice for me. It is a best-selling book that does not fall into the genres of sci-fi, fantasy, or mystery, and it is set in … Continue reading

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It Only Took a Decade or So

So You Want to Be a Wizard by Diane Duane, B+ I’ve owned this book for many years, at least a decade. I tried to read it shortly after acquiring it, but I got bogged down at a turning point … Continue reading

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Latest Trio of Books

I recently¬† finished The Paper Magician series by Charlie N. Holmberg. I read the three book on my Kindle, courtesy of my Kindle Unlimited subscription. The Paper Magician, Grade: A- The Glass Magician, Grade: B The Master Magician, Grade: B- … Continue reading

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