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Emily Hubbard
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English student, aspiring writer, avid reader.
English student, aspiring writer, avid reader.

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Some news.
Hello again! So. I haven't posted here in nearly four months, as you may have noticed. Part of the reason for that, of course, is that I had a baby. She's completely darling and perfect and wonderful. But if I'm being honest, she's a very easy baby, so I've...

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Reading Plans for 2015
Well, the year is winding down, and I'm starting to think about next year's reading, as many of you are. The past couple years, at the end of the year I've usually said things like, "Well, I can't guarantee how much reading I'll get done next year, since I'...

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The Year of Magical Thinking and Blue Nights by Joan Didion
Oh, Joan Didion. I just love you. Is there really more I can say? Okay, okay. I'll say more. But only because you really twisted my arm. I'm grouping these two memoirs together because they're similar in style and content and I read them at almost the same ...

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Giant by Edna Ferber
After reading the first chapter or two of Giant , I was sure I wouldn't like the rest of it. I couldn't tell exactly what was going on, there were too many characters and I didn't know which ones were important, and I was bored. I didn't think it would, or ...

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This Boy's Life by Tobias Wolff
This is a book about a troubled teenage boy with a broken, dysfunctional family. So of course, from the beginning I was destined not to like it. I didn't hate it. I thought the writing was pretty good. But frankly, I have never understood teenage boys who g...

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Pollyanna by Eleanor Porter
I'm surprised that I liked this book. Normally I have trouble with children's books because I find them too simplistic or didactic, and this book was definitely both of those. Maybe I'm getting kinder towards children's literature now that I'm going to have...

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Counting books.
I started counting my books even before I started blogging. I counted them in my journal--I'd make a list in the back of all the books I'd read that year. After I created Classics and Beyond, I started using Goodreads to track the books I read. (I had a Goo...

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Fierce Attachments by Vivian Gornick
A guy in my class said he didn't like this book because Gornick tried too hard to explain her experience, that there was too much meditation interspersed with the stories from her life. Well, I guess I need a lot of explanation, because Gornick's meditation...

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Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
Hi, guys. So here I am, doing what I said I would do--totally failing at updating the blog during my busy school semester (my last one!). I'm not going to promise that I'll be any better over the next few months when I'll be graduating and having a baby, bu...

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