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odelia reviews: the storied life of aj fikry by gabrielle zevin

The Storied Life of AJ Fikry
by Gabrielle Zevin
Adult // Books about Books
★★★★ (4.36)

(from my rating system: usually the books i wished i liked more. 280 more words


Book Review: First Impressions: A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane Austen by Charlie Lovett

Book lover and Austen enthusiast Sophie Collingwood has recently taken a job at an antiquarian bookshop in London when two different customers request a copy of the same obscure book: the second edition of…

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What Matters in Jane Austen by John Mullan

I lack discipline in many areas of my life, books included, but the one thing I’m scrupulously strict about is my Jane Austen rereadings schedule. I can only reread a novel once per year (and… 747 more words


Review: 'A Burnable Book' by Bruce Holsinger

London, 1385.

A book and a cloth prophesy regicide.

Two aspiring poets hide their dark secrets.

Two ambitious men plot revenge.

Two fallen women aspire for a better life. 621 more words

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Harry Potter's Bookshelf, John Granger

I was supposed to finish Anna Quindlen’s essay How Reading Changed My Life last night, just in time to write about it today, but I got tricked into reading a… 493 more words

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Review: "10:04" by Ben Lerner

Ben Lerner’s critically acclaimed new novel, 10:04, opens with the narrator walking along High Line Park in Manhattan with his literary agent after having shared a meal of baby octopus “ 1,430 more words


Sickness, Nick Hornby, and Ignorance

I’ve been sick with a rotten cold since Friday; hence no posting lately.  I’ve been reading though!  Oh yes, illness will not deter me.  (Except when I had mono at the age of 22 – couldn’t read for two weeks and that only added to the level of hell that is mononucleosis.)  I’m currently reading Nick Hornby’s… 517 more words