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I don’t like the phrase “guilty-pleasure read” because I don’t think you should be ashamed of anything you read as long as it makes you happy and it’s not, like, an instructional guide on how to steal and eat kittens.
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Maybe it's because I took forever and a day to finish this, but it seemed to drag on a bit after the 60% mark. Alec was so bullheaded and just wouldn't listen to reason. While I wanted to like this one more, the constant back and forth between the co ...more
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Maybe it's because I took forever and a day to finish this, but it seemed to drag on a bit after the 60% mark. Alec was so bullheaded and just wouldn't listen to reason. While I wanted to like this one more, the constant back and forth between the co ...more
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Soft Science by Franny Choi
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Choi has a mastery of words that I haven't seen in a while. Reading these poems made me feel like I know her a little bit, and some of them felt like a gut punch. I'm glad I recommended this volume to our library for purchasing. Full review to follow ...more
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This was a bit of a mediocre collection for me. None of the poems really stand out, and I don't think I'll remember any of it in a year's time. I wasn't fond of the way a lot of the poems' lines were broken up because it cut off the flow, but I did l ...more
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