Courtney Johnston
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I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
I Capture the Castle
by Dodie Smith
read in October, 2010
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More than I wanted to be Robin Hood, more than I wanted to be King Arthur, more than I wanted to be Lizzie Bennett - I wanted to be Cassandra Mortmain.

It's the early 1930s in rural England. The Mortmain family lives in genteel (and rather desperate)
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The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
" Lovely avoidance of the split infinitive there, Mr Torkington. "
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The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
by Neil Gaiman (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2013
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I hate that I regret buying a Neil Gaiman book.

Gaiman explains in his afterword that The Ocean at the End of the Lane started life as as a short story and grew into a novel. I - in my wondrous position of authority - would have preferred that the sto
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New York by Edward Rutherfurd
New York
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The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich
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The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich
The Plague of Doves
by Louise Erdrich
read in June, 2013
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An impossibly beautiful, intricate, slow, quietly dazzling book. Mythic, modest, exquisite. I dogeared page after page, but the joy of this book is in its wholeness, its criss-crossing lines and characters and stories, its blood links and historical ...more
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Away by Robert Creeley
Away
by Robert Creeley
read in June, 2013
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It seems wrong-headed to add more words to Robert Creeley. Each of his words is so carefully measured and placed, often with - to my ear - invisible additional witheld words that would let me grasp the meaning of these poems rather than grope for it. ...more
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The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
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Goodreads sentences that send shivers up my spine: This was another book my wife insisted that I read. It was our before-bed read aloud book last month.

I'd now much rather read a short story about The Guy whose wife picks their before-bed read aloud
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