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A Year of Reading, Part V: …and just a bit more fiction

I resolve every year to ground my reading ever so slightly more in reality, yet when it comes time to tally it all up, my list invariably leans toward fiction. Let’s face it: real life is full of real troubles. … Continue reading

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A Year of Reading, Part IV: Light-ish Fiction

As they say in the fine print, results may vary. You might adore a book that I loathe. (Don’t get me started on Ulysses…) The joyous thing is that there are so many books – something for everyone! Here are … Continue reading

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A Year of Reading, Part III: Lesser Fiction

Ah, the joys of fiction! It makes for a never-ending parade of Other People’s Lives which, sometimes, at least, makes our own seem normal by comparison. I’ll go in ascending order, meaning that these first eight reads were not the … Continue reading

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Shelf Life: Living in a Made-Up World

Parents, take those books away from your children NOW! Else they might end up like me, fully convinced that Atticus Finch and Holly Golightly and Hepzibah Pyncheon are the real deal, and wondering why everyone else seems so one-dimensional. Stick … Continue reading

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Book Soup, Part II: Stirring the Pot, January through June

Nothing is yummier than a big pot of Book Soup. My own recipe involves lots of cooks in the kitchen: I’m in three book clubs, so many of the books I read last year were chosen by others. Sometimes that … Continue reading

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Book Soup, Part 1: My Top Ten Reads of 2014

Life has recently been throwing lemons my way like a ball machine shoots out tennis balls. Thwack! Boom! Ouch! Every time I turn around, it seems, there’s  another big juicy lemon headed straight for me. Do I make lemonade? Nah. I … Continue reading

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