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I really enjoyed this coming of age story set in Maine. This is one of those books I read through, cover to cover, in a day. http://thelostentwife.net/2012/01/28/red-ruby-heart-in-a-cold-blue-sea-by-morgan-callan-rogers/
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You say that like it's a bad thing =) Yes, it's beautifully written - bittersweet story, but very, very well done.
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These are some knock-out short stories that really hit me hard, as both a musician and a reader. But, considering their author, could I really expect less? Check out my review of Nocturnes by Kazuo Ishiguro - http://thelostentwife.net/2012/01/21/nocturnes-by-kazuo-ishiguro/
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I loved this collection too! But like you say, everything he writes is golden. After reading him the first time, I decided to read his whole canon and am just one book shy of that goal now. A remarkable writer.
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Today's review is on a young adult duo written by Sherwood Smith. This is young adult fantasy at its best - strong heroine, fantastic world-building, and a story that is "squeal-worthy" - http://thelostentwife.net/2012/01/19/double-feature-crown-duel-and-court-duel-by-sherwood-smith/
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The Dragonbone Chair. I guess I didn't see the reviews in between.
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I reviewed My Antonia by Willa Cather today - this book touched my heart, as I've always been a Nebraska girl. It also reminded me how much I love reading about simpler times (although the story itself was much more complex then it might seem) . http://thelostentwife.net/2012/01/12/my-antonia-by-willa-cather/
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Have you heard of Balzac? (Of course you have if you've ever seen The Music Man) Have you ever thought to read anything by him? I picked a book at random and fell in love - here's my review of Le Père Goriot by Honore Balzac
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When I say I'm going to practice, this is what I'm doing - here's a piece I memorized today and recorded (It still needs to move up a notch or two in tempo, and I had some oops moments, but overall I'm pleased)
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And thus, my love! as on the midway slope
Of yonder hill I stretch my limbs at noon,
Whilst through my half-closed eye-lids I behold
The sunbeams dance, like diamonds, on the main,
and tranquil muse upon tranquillity;
Full many a thought uncalled and undetained,
And may idle flitting phantasies,
Traverse my indolent and passive brain,
As wild and various as the random gales
That swell and flutter on this subject lute!

And what if all of animated nature
Be but organic harps diversely framed,
That tremble into thought, as o'er them sweeps
Plastic and vast, one intellectual breeze,
At once the Soul of each, and God of All?"

- The Eolian Harp, Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

So. much. beauty.
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So our semester long assignment in Creating Writing is to write a six-word biography - based on Ernest Hemingway's short story: "For Sale: Baby shoes never worn". I'm curious - what would your short story be?
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"Unwanted boy grows into wanted man."
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Unfortunately, this one is a book I'd recommend for ballet enthusiasts who really want to know - otherwise.. I'd recommend the Wikipedia entry. (Not all books are zingers for me, folks - sorry!) http://thelostentwife.net/2012/01/20/no-way-home-by-carlos-acosta/
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I seem to be reading quite a few books centering around Colonialism lately - and Island of Wings fits that bill. Check out my review of this sobering book, posted today! http://thelostentwife.net/2012/01/14/island-of-wings-by-karin-altenberg/
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Today's review is a Booker prize title - Keri Hulme's The Bone People. This book is definitely worth checking out, not just because it'll make you look super smart when you read it in public, but also because the writing style is so amazingly different, and the story is pretty darn good too! http://thelostentwife.net/2012/01/11/the-bone-people-by-keri-hulme/
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Is that a book by a New Zealand author? I vaguely remember adding it to my wishlist when I was trying to find authors from New Zealand to read.
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Piano player, book lover, oldest of nine.
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