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Harper Lee vs. Truman Capote: Round Two

I’ve been reading both Harper Lee and Truman Capote simultaneously this summer: To Kill a Mockingbird and Other Voices, Other Rooms.  It’s easy to argue that both books are based on the author’s childhoods; the authors who knew each other as children were life long friends.   938 more words

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SUMMER SPECIAL: Reading Gertrude Stein (6th Aug 14)

We’re having a summer special on Wednesday 6th August 2014, 7pm in preparation for a performance at Matt’s Gallery by artist Lizzie Hughes. Come along!

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God is an Astronaut by Alyson Foster

Epistolary novels were tremendously popular in the 18th century, and now we’re seeing an emergence of the e-pistolary–a novel told exclusively though e-mails. In the case of Alyson Foster’s novel, … 1,079 more words


Don’t judge a book by its cover - Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

Several people have told me in the past that this is a good book. I considered it, but then always put it off as it is classed as a Sci-fi novel. 389 more words


52. A Separate Peace: John Knowles

This was received as an ebook from Simon and Schuster via NetGalley. I requested the title as I was interested to see it described as an “American classic” but I had never heard of it. 285 more words

Haruki Murakami vs. John Hersey: A Deal Me In Short Story Challenge

John Hersey was better.

For this round of the Deal Me In Short Story Challenge I drew “Firefly” by Haruki Murakami and “ 583 more words

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The Days of Anna Madrigal by Armistead Maupin

I enjoyed this book.

I have read all of Armisetead Maupin’s Tales of the City books, some of them multiple times, a few of them many, many times. 744 more words

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