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Wuthering Heights and the power of love

I had tried to read Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights at least twice before finally getting through it in January. The novel was never assigned to me, that I can recall. But it’s one of those books so often referenced that not having read it felt like an absence. What made me give up on it in… Continue reading Wuthering Heights and the power of love

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The unabridged list of books I read in November

I can hardly believe we’ve arrived at the last month of 2016. My quest to read my own books is almost over, and I feel like it just began. Also, my tally of books read from my existing library reflects that. Ha. I might need to keep it for 2017. It’s that or descend into… Continue reading The unabridged list of books I read in November

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On Reading “The Time Machine” by H. G. Wells

Though time travel novels are a favorite of mine, I’d not, until last week, read the one that started them all: The Time Machine by H. G. Wells. It’s one of the few time travel novels I can recall reading in which the main character travels to the future. Reading it made me realize how… Continue reading On Reading “The Time Machine” by H. G. Wells

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The unabridged list of books read in August

Since today’s reading roundup falls on the last day of August, I’m doing a full review of books read this month. A big, expressive thank you (as always) to Taking on a World of Words for hosting WWW Wednesday and to Coffee and Cats for the happy introduction to it. I got off to a quick start in August, then… Continue reading The unabridged list of books read in August

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Wednesday reading roundup: August 24

Last week, my schedule finally overcame me, and I missed my weekly Wednesday reading roundup. And I do mean I missed it! This week, I am back in form. And, as ever, I’m thankful to Taking on a World of Words for the weekly inspiration of WWW Wednesday and to Coffee and Cats for introducing me to it. What are… Continue reading Wednesday reading roundup: August 24

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Wednesday reading roundup (on Thursday): July 14

With my annual summer relocation happening this week, I’m behind. I could let it go and plan to catch up next week. But I won’t. It’s like with working out: If I let myself go one week, it’ll be too easy to let it go the next one. And the next one after that. So my… Continue reading Wednesday reading roundup (on Thursday): July 14

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Wednesday reading roundup: July 6

Ah, how I love Wednesday reading roundup day. Without it, I’d probably gorge away on books and forget to take a bit of time to think about what I’m reading. Many thanks as always to Taking on a World of Words for hosting WWW Wednesday and Coffee and Cats for introducing me to it! What are you currently reading? My May… Continue reading Wednesday reading roundup: July 6

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The unabridged list of what I read in February

February delivered what feels suspiciously like a reading slump, but not exactly. I say “not exactly” because I’m still reading (what else is there to do? I have few other interests, really). But I’m distracted and a little bit restless. #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks felt like my anchor and inspiration this month. When I struggled to focus on what the heck… Continue reading The unabridged list of what I read in February

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On reading Nick Hornby’s The Polysyllabic Spree

I’ve been trying, unsuccessfully, to figure out which Gilmore Girls episode features The Polysyllabic Spree, Nick Hornby’s delightful collection of book pieces. Music by The Polyphonic Spree is featured in “Say Goodbye to Daisy Miller” (season 5, episode 1), but I have yet to find a reference to Hornby’s book. Was its inclusion on the… Continue reading On reading Nick Hornby’s The Polysyllabic Spree