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Tolstoy and the Purple Chair by Nina Sankovitch
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Jul 18, 2011

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Read from January 16 to 23, 2012

Oh thank GOD I've finished a book this month.

I really really liked this, and then I sort of liked it. I agree with Rayne at Libereading that it was too much of a memoir and not enough about books. I mean, ostensibly it was mostly about books, but she didn't talk about specific ones enough. Every now and then she did, and I'd be like "Ooh!" and add it to my list of things to read. I did definitely highlight a lot, and she's obviously intelligent, so that's all good. Just wanted more bookish things.

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Reading Progress

01/16/2012 page 88
34.0% "I am a fan of this book, although it hedges perilously close to Privileged White Lady Has a Little Something to Teach Us About Life and Love. But no, it's really good."
01/23/2012 page 202
84.0% "My gosh I might finish a book in January. Perish the thought."

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