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The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt

(note: this review is fairly spoiler free, fairly) So, I’ve been reading The Goldfinch for what feels like nigh unto eternity.  Rather than review it, I’ve decided to present my notes here, a la Live Tweet Style: – Why is … Continue reading

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Congo, by Michael Crichton

Clocking in about 5 times as good as the movie, Congo, my latest Michael Crichton reread, was a pretty entertaining novel. A super evil data mining (maybe? that was sort of unclear) company that wants a special kind of boron … Continue reading

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Mistress of Mellyn, by Victoria Holt

Guess what, I started a book club! Our first meeting was a week ago or so, and I’m so excited to get together with some awesome women to talk about books, and hopefully be introduced to a lot of things … Continue reading

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Flight Behavior, by Barbara Kingsolver

There are a few authors that I will read anything they’ve written.  Mary Roach, PG Wodehouse, Elizabeth George Speare, Michael Crichton, probably Carol Rifka Brunt after her gorgeous debut novel, Charles Dickens, and yes, Barbara Kingsolver.  I am forever indebted … Continue reading

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The Secret History, by Donna Tartt

So we all know that The Goldfinch has been on everyone’s must read list, but sometimes I like to read an author’s previous work before I try out their popular work.  So I decided to give The Secret History a … Continue reading

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Double feature: a book AND a movie review

Do you ever feel beset by horrible media?  I’ve had a spurt of not so great books lately, books I had been looking forward to reading!  I’m looking at you, Cuckoo’s Calling.  And you, The Mansion of Happiness.  And even … Continue reading

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Kitchen Confidential and No Reservations

No reservations is a staple in my small TV watching library.  As K and I only have Roku and Netflix to satisfy our minimal hunger for the boob tube.  I think I remember watching it as early as 2005, but … Continue reading

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