Book #4

So my favorite part of this book is the authors forward. “If you didn’t read my other books, you won’t like this book. Even if you did read my other books, you might not like this book” This book is a spin off story about a side character in The Kingkiller Chronicle, which I have

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Girls Like Us

A biography of three great female artists: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon.   Sheila Weller charts their journey through their lives in the the late 60’s as the three were coming of age and enduring the growing pains as artist, lover, mother and friend. “Girls Like Us is an epic treatment of mid-century

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Nadia’s Book #5

Here, finally, is the comic relief I’ve been needing practically since book #1.  Carl Hiaasen’s Bad Monkey came to me in the book swap, and while the novel is not one I might have chosen voluntarily, it had been highly recommended by a former writing teacher of mine, and so I’m glad I had an

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Book #4: The Moviegoer

The Movigoer by Walker Percy is from the 1960’s. The story is based in New Orleans, specifically a suburb called Gentilly that is characteristically “boring.” Jack, the main character, lives a boring life there selling stocks and bonds. He is a veteran of the Vietnam war, and he spends his time going to the movies,

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