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Carly Sorenson
Reader, writer, and student
Reader, writer, and student
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Review: Difficult Women by Roxane Gay
          The stories in this heart-rending anthology open windows into the lives of women from various places and socioeconomic classes, of various races and sexual orientations, with various BMIs and occupations.  Despite their differences, these women sh...
Review: Difficult Women by Roxane Gay
Review: Difficult Women by Roxane Gay
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Review: God Help the Child by Toni Morrison
     I read this book courtesy of my friend Shanille, who purchased it for a class on the novels of Toni Morrison (!!!) and lent it to me when she was done.  Thank you girl!      As usual, this book did not disappoint.  It is about a beautiful, successful, ...
Review: God Help the Child by Toni Morrison
Review: God Help the Child by Toni Morrison
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Best Reading from my Third Semester
An irrevelant picture of me and my friends this past semester      Once again, this semester's schoolwork took precedence over this blog.  It had to happen, but now I'm back to let you all know about the wonderful books I read in my classes.      On an unre...
Best Reading from my Third Semester
Best Reading from my Third Semester
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Book Review: This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz
    Hey! Before I start reviewing, I want to address two changes that I've made to this blog.  You might have noticed that the blog's title has changed from "The Book Thieves" to "The Book Bum," while the web address has not changed.  I made this alteration...

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Book Review: Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinenberg
        Stone
Butch Blues can be downloaded for free by anyone with
internet connection.   This is not made
possible by an illegal website, but rather by the author herself.   The book’s accessibility seems to be an
extension of its political purpose, for, ...

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Book Review: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami
     My boyfriend lent this book to me months ago, and when I finally finished it, I called him up immediately to discuss it with him.  Two aspects of the story stood out to me - its tip-of-the-iceberg character development and its web of seemingly random b...

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Book Review: Che by Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon
Featuring the random electric outlet in my dorm hall      I'm back with another graphic novel!  And this one isn't about zombies - it's about Ernesto Guevara de la Serna, better known as Che Guevara.  This beautiful, color-illustrated comic book is a biogra...

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Book Review: The Spanish American Short Story, edited by Seymour Menton
     I love the cover of this book.  Look closely - it's a little skeleton man clasping his hands over a cup of black coffee.  I don't know what it means, but it's delightful.      Anyway, I read this collection of short stories in Spanish - El cuento hispa...

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Book Review: The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
The only way to read during a blizzard      Beautiful writing and intensity of feeling were the major traits of this novel.  It is set in an abandoned Italian villa after World War II.  The villa is inhabited by a Canadian nurse, Hana, and a war patient who...

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Book Review: The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore
          You're reading my first review of a graphic novel!  Yay!  This will be the first of many because a) I want to read more graphic novels and b) sometimes I don't have time to read and review a novel every week.           Anyway, I'm a fan of the Wal...
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