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Middlemarch
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"I liked the beginning and this Dodo character, but then she disappeared and things got a little more tedious... we'll see..." 9 hours, 59 min ago

 
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"This is DENSE... I'm going to cut back on the journal-reading on my commutes since my wrists cannot take the weight! You think I'm kidding..." Mar 21, 2013 06:35AM

 

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Jessica is 14% done with Middlemarch: I liked the beginning and this Dodo character, but then she disappeared and things got a little more tedious... we'll see...
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Jessica is 2% done with Middlemarch: I had to embark on this at some point! Excited. Here we go!
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Swimming by Joanna Hershon
Swimming
by Joanna Hershon (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2014
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I received this hardcover book without a sleeve, so I really had no idea what it was about. I just began reading. The writing in the prologue definitely drew me in; I liked Hershon's manner of referring to the future of her characters as they made a...more
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After Henry by Joan Didion
After Henry
by Joan Didion
read in March, 2014
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I grabbed this book as I headed out the door to the airport -- I never travel to California without a Didion in tow. Good thing I own many of her books that I have yet to read; for occasions such as this.

Some of the essays in this collection seem da...more
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The King in Yellow and Other Horror Stories by Robert W. Chambers
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The first few stories of the collection are riveting and eerie; I thoroughly enjoyed the madness, picking this up after hearing about the literary references in True Detective. The fun tapers off and becomes kind of tedious by the end of the book. Th...more
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The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
The Goldfinch
by Donna Tartt
read in December, 2013
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A novel whose plot I knew little about when I began reading; I enjoyed the shock of what happens in the first part and how it triggers everything that happens to the main character, Theo, afterwards. So: I will not disclose what happens in this revie...more
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