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The First Book of Calamity Leek by Paula Lichtarowicz
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the cover blurb describes this book as a mashup of margaret atwood and road dahl, and i'd say that comparison is apt; i could throw a third author into the mix, but it would give too much away. it's the vividness and strangeness of the story that mak ...more
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Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie
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In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
In a Dark, Dark Wood
by Ruth Ware (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2016
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the blurbs on the back of this book compare it to "gone girl," and i suppose the comparison is apt, at least in the sense that i didn't care about a single character, actively disliked the author's voice, and repeatedly found myself wondering why i d ...more
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The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith
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Grief Is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter
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A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
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i listened to the audio version of this book, and probably part of my lackluster response to it stemmed from my dislike of the reader's voice, and the voices he used for the other characters. i worked in a bookstore when "a walk in the woods" came ou ...more
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Heat & Light by Jennifer Haigh
Heat & Light
by Jennifer Haigh (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2016
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i burned through this book in record time, and only a little bit because i was avoiding other, less pleasant responsibilities...haigh's tragic tale of the latest petroleum-related environmental catastrophe to ravage the american landscape is full of ...more
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Nine Parts of Desire by Geraldine Brooks
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i reread this on a whim after coming across it unexpectedly; the first 50 pages sucked me in quickly and before i knew it i was committed to finishing it. my first reading of this book was back when the paperback edition came out in the late 90s, and ...more
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The North Water by Ian McGuire
The North Water
by Ian McGuire (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2016
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it seems i will read anything maureen corrigan reviews for NPR. she covered two books together in the piece i heard a couple of weeks ago: this book, and "the last painting of sarah de vos." i've promised myself many times that i'd stop buying hardco ...more
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How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
How to Be a Woman
by Caitlin Moran
read in May, 2016
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i listened to this book on audible, and everywhere i went, people stared at me for laughing out loud, or got annoyed with me for being so absorbed in the book that i failed to notice the traffic light changed or someone was speaking to me. the author ...more
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