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Favorite Reads of 2017

I’m perpetually behind on things, constantly catching up on reading, writing, and a myriad of other things and this should come to no surprise to anyone who knows me well, but writing this post has been on my list of things to do for several weeks now. 3,240 more words

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The Bread of Angels: A Memoir of Love and Faith – Stephanie Saldana

A riveting memoir about one woman’s journey into Syria under the Baathist regime and an unexpected love story between two strangers searching for meaning. 168 more words

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The Kiss of Alyss

Her lips on his were incredibly, indescribably soft.

I am almost done reading Book One of The Ranger’s Apprentice to my ten-year-old. As the youngest of three boys, he sometimes needs a little extra love. 193 more words

#ManBooker50

If I gave you a stack of 52 books, how many of them could you read in say about 20 weeks?

Listed below are all the novels that have won the coveted Man Booker Prize since its inception in 1969. 379 more words

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Nota Bene: Weird Tales from the Yiddish Press

Eddie Portnoy’s book Bad Rabbi: And Other Strange But True Stories from the Yiddish Press is chock-full of goodies printed in prewar Yiddish-language papers in New York and Warsaw. 174 more words

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Book Review: Fred's Funeral - A Life Lost

“Why is he here, a witness to his own funeral? In life, he would have slunk out the side door.”

Fred’s Funeral (Locations 297-298)

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The Whizbang Machine

I saw a post on my local city’s Facebook page a few months ago about an author and fellow resident who was having a book signing at our local Half-Price Books. 423 more words

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