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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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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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The Bad Mother’s Handbook, by Kate Long

Sometimes, you read the book first, and then see the movie. In this case, I saw the movie first (check here for the review). After having read the book, I find a new respect for the movie; it did a … Continue reading

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The word listen contains the same letters as silent

Sometimes, when he is reading a book he really likes, my husband will re-read passages just for the beauty of it. For my part, I often find myself reading too quickly to thoroughly enjoy the artistic quality of any given … Continue reading

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