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The Luminaries, by Eleanor Catton

The Luminaries, by Eleanor Catton, is a sprawling novel set in the goldfields of New Zealand in the mid 1800s that is part murder mystery, part court room drama, part frontier adventure, and part gothic romance. The novel begins with … Continue reading

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Michael Crichton book reviews

I’ve been on a Michael Crichton kick lately, and thought I’d group all my reviews together (except for Congo, which I read a couple of months ago.)  To continue with the man vs. nature theme: Sphere – a pretty fast paced, some times … Continue reading

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I read this on the internet – Murders at the Lake

Welcome to a new feature! One of my favorite things to do on the internet is read cool articles.  I’ve posted to a couple before that I’ve found via Longform.org, one of my go-to sites for good reads.  I’m going … 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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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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Book Review Quickies

The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by French author and philosopher Muriel Barbery, was a different sort of read for me.  It is a quiet, slow story told alternately by a middle-aged concierge in a stylish apartment building (Renee Michel) and … Continue reading

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