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That's Not How You Wash A Squirrel by David Thorne
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Some of these stories are surprisingly poignant and one couldn't be read in public due to the uncontrollable laughter contortions.
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Half Empty by David Rakoff
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Pnin by Vladimir Nabokov
Pnin
by Vladimir Nabokov
read in February, 2017
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Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens
Barnaby Rudge
by Charles Dickens
read in February, 2017
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Reading this for the Deep Dickens book club -- It's my new favorite Dickens! So worth the sloth of the first few chapters. Loved it.
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French Feast by William Rodarmor
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Loved this collection of popular(?) French short stories translated to English. It is like looking through a window into the culture of that country. I hope to read more of the Whereabout Press.
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Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen
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As lives go, Rhoda's hasn't been very horrific so her memoir is not as gripping as some. However, I really enjoyed learning about the Mennonites from someone formerly on the inside. I saw some parallels with my own Mormon upbringing and felt some nos ...more
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Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen
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Sahara by Michael Palin
Sahara
by Michael Palin
read in August, 2016
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This book accomplished something I never expected: It made me want to visit Africa. Well, at least Morocco. I realize now that Morocco, or at least, Tangier, actually has a decent climate (only up to 90 in the summer) and with the former French colon ...more
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Geek Love by Katherine Dunn
Geek Love
by Katherine Dunn
read in September, 2016
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I nearly stopped reading this book more than once. It made me almost physically ill with loathing for one of the main characters. But eventually they all die and that was such a relief. I was surprised to find that I missed this book after it ended. ...more
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Sleeping Arrangements by Laura Shaine Cunningham
Sleeping Arrangements
by Laura Shaine Cunningham
read in September, 2016
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I paid a dollar for this book at Ye Olde Catholic Thrift Shoppe in Cedar City. It's the best impulse buy I've made in a while. What a delightfully off-kilter childhood this writer had. I really loved it and intend to find more of her books.
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