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‘The Gallery of Vanished Husbands’: The Kind Of Book I Really Should Read More Of

It’s been a long time since I read a piece of literary fiction that was just a solid book. Nothing innovative or amazing, but still just a well-written good story. And in reading I realized that I should probably read … Continue reading

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‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’: Delightfully Odd

Miss Peregrine’s Home of Peculiar Children is one of the oddest books I’ve read in a long while, but it works brilliantly. The story, by Ransom Riggs, is a quick read, but an ingenius one. It’s also one of the … Continue reading

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‘The Golem and the Jinni’ – Magical in Every Sense

The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker is one of those books that I just know I’ll wind up recommending to everyone I meet for the next six months, whether I intend to or not. It’s just so so … Continue reading

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‘Don’t Worry It Gets Worse’ Is Actually Really Good

My mother surprised me this year on Valentine’s Day with a present: a book, entitled Don’t Worry It Gets Worse. I’m not sure what statement she was trying to make, but it might have something to do with the fact … Continue reading

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Bechdel’s ‘Are You My Mother?’ – It’s Not Quite ‘Fun Home’

The first time I read Fun Home by Alison Bechdel I was blown away. It was like nothing I had ever read. So when I heard she had a new book out, this time about her mother, I rushed to … Continue reading

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Still Haunted, 60 Years Later

It’s really kind of remarkable that Shirley Jackson is able to give us chills even sixty years after her time, sixty years full of horror movies and CGI and shifting cultural standards pushing the thriller genre further than I’m sure … Continue reading

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Intricate, Beautiful, and Censored

I hate censorship. I have since I first learned what it was. As a kid who loved to read, who read way above grade level, I hated it when people even tried to tell me that books were “too old” … Continue reading

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