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corrie

"It is likely I will die next to a pile of things I was meaning to read." -- Lemony Snicket

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December 2014
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It was once wryly observed by author John Rogers that “(t)here are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s l...
October 2014
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August 2014
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Each issue of Lapham's Quarterly includes dozens of brief excerpts from historical literature on a particular topic. Spannin...
August 2014
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Awhile back, Slate published an article denigrating the phenomenon of adults reading YA fiction. In my little black heart of...
August 2014
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I once tried to devise a term to describe the euphoria a person feels when he approaches the end of a book he has not enjoyed...
August 2014
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Everyone in this novel is an unlikable psycho. Fucking romantic comedy, man. Works way better on screen when you don't have t...
August 2014
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This article rebuts (heh, rebuts) another article decrying textspeak as the worst thing ever we're all going to die civilizat...
August 2014
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Extremely scientific parsing of what one's favorite book might mean in the context of dating. The writers don't mention the g...
July 2014
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"She was an avid reader, which is almost the same thing as having friends."
June 2014
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Now there is nothing left to do But scribble in the dusk and watch with the beloved Peach blossoms float downstream. Looking ...
June 2014
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CONTINUING TO LOVE THIS. The Babylonians used a "sexagesimal" place value system, meaning that they counted in sixties in...
June 2014
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This book is TERRIFYING. I am absolutely loving it, and have not been able to put it down... except last night. Even thoug...
May 2014
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I am furious at myself for having avoided this book for so long, on the basis that, as I've heard and occasionally read, it w...
May 2014
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”It is only in bad science fiction that the alien being acts like a costumed human, differing from the familiar only in appea...
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Dark Places predates Gone Girl, and I think is a stronger book. I liked Gone Girl well enough, but this one is darker, harshe...