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The Madman’s Daughter

Lately I’ve been somewhat distracted from my usual knitting/reading/tea routine what with how the world seems to be full of portents of the apocalypse. All these hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, fires and Donald Trump have me thinking I should probably give … Continue reading

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Kiki Strike

I’ve been in something of a reading slump lately, looking out the window on the bus instead of reading. (Alas, my commute is still not especially scenic.) Obvious solution is kids’ books! Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City is so … Continue reading

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The Rest of Us Just Live Here

Remember crazy roommate days? I had so many crazy roommate times! (Why are roommates always so crazy? Do sane people just always live alone or something?) And I would so often find myself rolling my eyes and saying “I just live here.” Did … Continue reading

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Swamplandia!

I picked up Karen Russell’s Swamplandia! from the library because it has an alligator on the cover (I’m discerning like that.) I finished it a couple of days ago and I still can’t quite make up my mind about it. … Continue reading

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Dust Girl

I have always been drawn to stories based on myths, but of late I find myself a little burned out on them. Like, I have read so many interpretations of King Arthur that sometimes I pick up a book and … Continue reading

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The Sparrow

My local library branch has a shelf of “Book Club Picks” at the front, which usually serves to confirm my impression that book clubs might not be my scene. But I do look at it sometimes, because it’s still books, … Continue reading

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