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Susan Bybee
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Nine and Nine
These are the nine books I read in September: 1. Homesick for Another World - Ottessa Moshfegh. Short story collection, and the best one I've read in years. Make that decades. 2. Girl [Maladjusted] - Molly Jong-Fast. Slight but saucy memoir written when Jon...
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Nine Books, Eighth Month
Nine books! Not too bad. I tried for that tenth book, but couldn't...quite...reach. Here's what I did read in August: 1. Dad is Fat - Jim Gaffigan. I warmed up to this memoir slowly. Not too fond of the chapters before Gaffigan and his wife were parents, bu...
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The Nine of July, 2018
Here are the nine books I read and listened to during July: 1. No Ordinary Time - Doris Kearns Goodwin. A portrait of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt during the WWII years. I audiobooked this one. Found out too late that it was abridged, but the late Edward ...
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Booklahoma And Everything After
Every month is a bookish month in my universe, but July was bookish-bookish. It's been a stressful spring and summer on the Mom front, so it's obvious that I sought solace and relief from stress in bookstores. My Spawn (AKA my son AKA that bookworm I made t...
Booklahoma And Everything After
Booklahoma And Everything After
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My 100-Book Resolution: Midyear Check-In
If only...if only I weren't so constantly beguiled by the shiny and new books dangled above me like a mobile over a baby's crib, perhaps I would have made more progress on this resolution list. Actually, I'm surprised that I've read or made attempts at 20 o...
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Midyear Check-In
I neglected poor Blob for the month of June, but other than that, how am I doing with reading goals? Pretty well so far. Back in January, I set a goal of 57 books. I've read 37, a nice mix of fiction and nonfiction. Some interesting reading trends. Why so m...
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If The Book Isn't There, I'm Not There
Where am I? Doesn't matter; I've got a book on the go. Here's what with me right now: At home: The Collected Letters of Sylvia Plath - Sylvia Plath. This one doesn't get much farther than the patio because it's heavy. 1400 + pages. Four-and-a-half pounds. N...
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My Semi-Detatched Readathon
I was all ready for the 24 hour Readathon last Saturday.  Books: The Teammates - David Halberstam Less - Sean Andrew Greer Bust Hell Wide Open - Samuel W. Mitcham, Jr. The Crime of the Century - Hal Higdon Snacks: Big soft pretzel with cheese Toffee bar wit...
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What I Talk About When I Talk About Reading
I tried several times, but couldn't get this post off the ground. After a great deal of cursing and sweating, I decided to ask myself questions. Did you notice that you were wrong again with your Pulitzer Fiction prediction? Yes. There needs to be a new wor...
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Pulitzer Prediction: Best of 2017 Fiction?
Tomorrow is Pulitzer Day, and as usual, I'm all a-flutter. Got that ceremonial feeling. Where's my evening gown and long white gloves? Where's my tiara? If I turn up the couch cushions, is there enough money for a trip to the beauty salon? There's a spot on...
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