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Time for a young adult book post.One of the ladies in my course has been recommending good reads to me – the kind that I know I need to read, but just haven’t yet. She did me the tremendous kindness … Continue reading

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Patrick Ness is Awesome.

As predicted, it has been difficult to get anything written here. Oh! I read the Chaos Walking series by Patrick Ness, which was followed by seeing him speak and buying and reading his A Monster Calls. Chaos Walking was an absolutely fascinating … Continue reading

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Read this book.

Well, I finished David Copperfield. It could have felt like a herculean effort, at something around 1000 pages long, but in truth – it was over too soon. I am struggling to write this review and know that I will … Continue reading

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Into The Wild

“It is easy, when you are young, to believe that what you desire is no less than what you deserve, to assume that if you want something badly enough, it’s your god-given right to have it.” – from Into The … Continue reading

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Flower power

This is a review I wrote my first year of college that was never published. I’ve edited it a bit, but it is essentially the same. “World War XII, as everybody knows, brought about the collapse of civilization […]” The … Continue reading

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Outlander to Outlandish

I just finished Diana Gabaldon’s scrawling Outlander epic. The series contains 7 books that are all of a minimum of 700 pages long (that’s a serious rounding down, in most cases). They’re hard to define – they belong in the … Continue reading

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Reading the Beat

Ok, I feel like it is time to get back to books. While I was in Edinburgh, I got my ass kicked by Daniel for saying I didn’t like beat literature before I’d actually read it. This conversation spiraled into … Continue reading

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