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Susanna P
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Introverted bibliophile.
Introverted bibliophile.

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Goodbye Blogging
I believe it's time for this blog to come to a close. I've gradually receded from the bookish part of the Internet since I started university two years ago, and I can already tell that blogging would be more of a chore than a delight this summer. I can't ev...

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Memoir: Exodus by Deborah Feldman
Publisher: Blue Rider Date: March 25, 2014 Format: hardback Source: GoodReads First Look Read: for review (disclaimer: I received my copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.) Pages: 280 Reading time: three days From GoodReads: Deborah Fe...

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Recent Acquisitions XIV
Ack, I'm still alive, just finishing up exams. For review: Once Upon a Time in Rio  by Francisco Azevedo (First Look) Selected Fables  by Jean de la Fontaine (First Look) The Boy in His Winter  by Norman Lock (Early Reviewers) Tinkers  by Paul Harding (Earl...

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Historical Fiction: Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
Series: Thomas Cromwell Trilogy #1 Publisher: Fourth Estate Date: 2009 Format: paperback Source: purchased used Read: for Historical Novels course Pages: 650 Reading time: one week From GoodReads:  Tudor England. Henry VIII is on the throne, but has no heir...

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Historical Fiction: Lincoln by Gore Vidal
Publisher: Random House Date: 1984 Format: hardback Source: purchased used Read: for Historical Novels class Pages: 657 Reading time: about a week From GoodReads:  Lincoln opens early on a frozen winter morning in 1861, when President-elect Abraham Lincoln ...

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Classic Lit: Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset
Publisher: Penguin Translator: Tiina Nunnally Date: 1920-1922 (2005) Format: paperback Source: purchased new Read: for Historical Novels course Pages: 1125 Reading time: three weeks From GoodReads:  In her great historical epic  Kristin Lavransdatter , set ...

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Recent Acquisitions: Spring Break Edition
This semester is terrible in terms of work load (hence why my posts are so spread out and almost all about books for class), but I'm getting through it. :) For review: Dark Eden  by Chris Beckett (publisher) The Registry #2:  The Collection  by Shannon Stok...

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Retellings: Alena by Rachel Pastan
Publisher: Riverhead Date: January 23, 2014 Format: ARC Source: GoodReads First Look Read: for review (disclaimer: I received my copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.) Pages: 308 From GoodReads:  At the Venice Biennale, an aspiring as...

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Classic Lit: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Publisher: Penguin Classics Translator: Anthony Briggs Date: 1869 (2006) Format: paperback Source: Christmas gift Read: for Historical Novel course Pages: 1360 Reading time: three weeks (or about 45 hours at my rate of reading) My summary (tongue-in-cheek):...

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Mini-Reviews: Assorted Nonfiction of the Last Several Months
Time Before History: The Archaeology of North Carolina  by H. Trawick Ward & R.P. Stephen Davis, Jr. (1999) Fantastic overview of prehistoric and early historic indigenous North Carolina archaeology; just the bibliography is a great resource for further res...
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