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Book Review: Amsterdam by Ian McEwan

I finished reading Amsterdam last night and was tempted to write my review right away. Good thing I was feeling lazy. This is my second book by Ian McEwan. He has eight on my 1001 list. Before I say if … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath is one of my favorite novels. I can’t recall how many times I’ve read it. I know it isn’t all that uplifting and it still brings a tear to my eye and it makes me very … Continue reading

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Review: The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

For some inexplicable reason, I’ve never read a book by Raymond Chandler. I have no idea why, especially since in my teen years I went through a mystery stage. I could not get enough of them. Chandler has one book … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday (July 30)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: Grab your current read Open to a random page Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page BE CAREFUL … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday (July 23)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: Grab your current read Open to a random page Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page BE CAREFUL … Continue reading

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The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides

When the better half took me book shopping on my birthday I picked up a copy of The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides. The novel is on my 1001 list and I really enjoyed his book, Middlesex. I started reading … Continue reading

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Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami

For five months I did my best not to enter any bookshops to buy books. My goal was to read more books that I already owned instead of buying new ones that would sit around for years before I opened … Continue reading

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One Hundred Years of Solitude

One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Gabriel García Márquez, is considered by many to be the author’s tour de force. It was published in Spanish in 1967. Since then it has been translated into thirty-seven languages, selling more than 20 … Continue reading

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A Versatile Writer

This week I had the pleasure of listening to Murathan Mungan speak at the London Book Fair. He’s from Turkey. And he has to be one of the most versatile writers I’ve encountered. He has written poetry, plays, short stories, novels, songs, … Continue reading

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Disgrace by J. M. Coetzee

This is the fourth novel I’ve read by Coetzee and the third that I’ve completed for my 50 Year Project. I read this novel a few years ago and found it disturbing. Since I have the rule that I have to read or reread … Continue reading

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