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2020 Reading Re-Cap: The Top Ten

If you look back at 2020 as a total loss, you just didn’t spend enough time reading. For me, at least, books were the saving grace of a year of living fearfully. Books were a refuge and an escape, so … Continue reading

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2020 Reading Re-Cap: The Realm of the Real

It’s hard to know what to call non-fiction anymore, given that everything seems to be written with a slant in some direction. Maybe that’s why it’s just easier for me to reach for a novel. But ultimately, the “real” world … Continue reading

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2020 Reading Re-Cap: More Purely Fiction

Many’s the time I’ve been admonished that reading fiction is an indulgence, a waste of time. I see the point. But there’s the rub, I might say (and keep in mind whom I quote). You miss some things along the … Continue reading

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2020 Reading Re-Cap: Purely Fiction

A lot of what passes for reality today seems made-up, so why not just bury ourselves in some good novels and hope for better days. Ten to consider: The Bell Jar: A Novel by Syliva Plath Published 1963 (England) Kindle, … Continue reading

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2020 Reading Re-Cap: A few more voices

I suppose it is my own prosaic life that draws me to read biographies and memoirs. If I were doing anything more interesting than cleaning the chicken coop I wouldn’t have so much time on my hands to read. Here … Continue reading

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2020 Reading Re-Cap: Other Voices

As a child, I lived in an inauspicious neighborhood in a small, inauspicious Midwestern town. Everything about my life was inauspicious, really. Which made my school library, such as it was, seem like a palace. I still remember the day … Continue reading

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Some fizz and some fizzles.

One of the great things about being in a book club is that one ends up being exposed — well, sometimes dragged kicking and screaming — to a different genre, a new point of view, a stretch of one’s reading … Continue reading

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2020 Reading Re-Cap: Lighten Up!

“Wow that year sure flew by” …said absolutely no one about 2020. Yet, somehow there were still more books than time. For the first time ever, I managed to fail my reading goal which makes absolutely no sense given that … Continue reading

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2019 Reading Recap: Top 5 Reads to Shelter By.

Well. Are we bored yet? Perhaps even you reluctant readers are ready to pick up a book? Perfect timing, because here are the best of the best of my 2019 reads: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. … Continue reading

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2019 Reading Recap: The Top Ten, Part One

Welp, everyone, no more “I don’t have time to read” excuses. Once you’re done hoarding toilet paper and you’ve worked out that new dance step called “The Social Distance” you will definitely have time to sit down and read. And … Continue reading

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