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‘The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer’ by Michelle Hodkin

It’s been a while. So long, in fact, that there has become a void where it used to stay, that need to write. It happens in all the unused parts of our lives, when we let go and say it’s … Continue reading

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Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen

Told from the perspective of a ninety year old man, Jacob, the narrative flashes back and forth between present day and his memory of his time in the circus during the depression. Jacob begins reminiscing because the circus has come … Continue reading

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Her happening statistic whales the why.

When I read, I enter another universe and can completely tune out the ‘real’ one I’m in, effectively rendering me deaf to the rest of the world. Engrossed in a story, I will not hear you speak to me unless … Continue reading

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‘Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim’ by David Sedaris

After watching David Sedaris plug his book, ‘Squirrel seeks Chipmunk,’ on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, I picked up an entirely different book by him at the library (Our library doesn’t have the most recent, but it did have … Continue reading

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The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ by Philip Pullman

By the title of this book, you can see where the story is going. It is a retelling of the Christian faith and a part of a series of books (Canongate Myth Series) that retell ancient myths. In this version … Continue reading

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Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void, by Mary Roach

I absolutely love the way this woman writes. It is awesome and if I could bottle it and use it for myself, I would. Her easy, engaging style is sarcastic, witty and readable. She synthesizes information into manageable bites that … Continue reading

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson

Yesterday I didn’t get on the computer (and thus the internet) all day. (A miracle, I know!) It all started on Saturday when we clambered into the car and took a short trip to see my dad and his wife … Continue reading

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