Last weekend, I went to the bookstore and actually bought something, 4 somethings to be exact, and I’m really excited about it. I rarely have time to read but I have some extra quiet time for the 10 days I’m home so I’m going to try and power through as many pages as I possibly can. 711 more words
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The Great American Novel (or German or Canadian or French or Insert-Your-Nation-Here). The desire to be a writer of one is so strong a desire and so fervent a goal for many that the phrase is both cliché and the symbol of futility. 1,384 more words
I thought my love affair with Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus was going to be as beautiful as the book’s cover.
One-word reviews pasted across the front of the book promise the content will be ‘dazzling’, ‘enchanting’ and ‘breathtaking’ and, yes, for the first half of the novel I was duly dazzled and enchanted. 383 more words
For the next month, my house will be crowded with strangers who will quickly become more real to me than my family. Don’t call the men in the white coats to come and take me away unless you are going to call them on the thousands of people all over the world who will find their homes invaded in the same way. 491 more words