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A Quick Review of the Books I've Read in April

It has hit me a few times this week that next week is May. It somehow doesn’t feel as though it should be May quite yet. 742 more words

Books

Review: A Visit from the Goon Squad (2010) by Jennifer Egan

To be clear: this is not a book about music. This is a novel about time and technology, and change. The music business, being a fast-changing, youth-obsessed industry, just happens to provide a perfect environment for themes of change, aging, redundancy, mortality. 1,589 more words

Writing

Review: A Visit from the Goon Squad

“This is reality, right? You don’t look good anymore twenty years later, especially when you’ve had half your guts removed. Time’s a goon, right? Isn’t that the expression?” 490 more words

Book Review

Top Ten Tuesday: Books that surprised me

Happy Top Ten Tuesday! Today’s topic is ten books that surprised me (in a good or bad way) and I love this topic! Here’s a list of ten books that, for better or worse, were different than I was expecting. 253 more words

Top Ten Tuesday

Jennifer Egan Champions Freedom of Expression as the New President of PEN America

Written by Katie Martinez

According to Publishers Weekly, PEN America recently announced that Pulitzer-Prize-winning writer Jennifer Egan will be the new president of the organization. Egan will be taking over the position after Andrew Solomon, who has served as the organization’s president for the past three years. 254 more words

Literature

Manhattan Beach - Jennifer Egan

First, an admission of possible bias!! I love Jennifer Egan. ‘A visit from the Goon Squad” is one of my favourite books of all time. So while a Depression-era tale would not be one I’d usually choose, I couldn’t resist Egan’s name the moment I saw it! 420 more words