Monthly Archives: April 2015

Review: The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber

Here’s the description from Goodreads.com: It begins with Peter, a devoted man of faith, as he is called to the mission of a lifetime, one that takes him galaxies away from his wife, Bea. Peter becomes immersed in the mysteries … Continue reading

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Review: Ferdydurke by Witolde Gombrowicz, translated by Danuta Borchardt

Here’s the description from Goodreads.com: In this bitterly funny novel by the renowned Polish author Witold Gombrowicz. a writer finds himself tossed into a chaotic world of schoolboys by a diabolical professor who wishes to reduce him to childishness. Originally … Continue reading

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Notes on Reading 4/26/15

Yesterday the boyfriend and I had a bunch of friends and family over for our housewarming party.  I thought I’d have at least some time to participate in the readathon, especially once everyone left for the night.  But I didn’t … Continue reading

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It’s Readathon Time Again!!!!!

If you’re not excited for Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon tomorrow then we can’t be friends. (Just kidding!) I am pumped.  Even though I am really stupid and won’t be able to participate much until nightfall. You see, after signing up … Continue reading

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Review: Lucky Us by Amy Bloom

Here’s the description from Goodreads.com: Brilliantly written, deeply moving, fantastically funny, Lucky Us introduces us to Eva and Iris. Disappointed by their families, Iris, the hopeful star, and Eva, the sidekick, journey across 1940s America in search of fame and … Continue reading

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Notes on Reading + Beer Drinking 4/19/15

What a weekend!  It was sunny and gorgeous here in Buffalo both Saturday and Sunday, and I got to do some yard work at the new house!  Unfortunately for me that meant finding out that the previous owners never ever … Continue reading

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Review: The Black Hour by Lori Rader-Day

Here’s the description from Goodreads.com: For Chicago sociology professor Amelia Emmet, violence was a research topic–until a student she’d never met shot her.  He also shot himself. Now he’s dead and she’s back on campus, trying to keep up with … Continue reading

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