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Orient by Christopher Bollen

This is a thriller about small town America writ large – and chunky, weighing in at 609 pages. However, it was totally gripping right from the start as each page peels away all the secrets and lies that foster in the particular community on Long Island where it is set. 1,058 more words

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2015 Reading Challenges

I have a saying, whenever I’m about to do something ridiculous or worrisome, or think I might be ‘weird’ — that “I cannot be the only person in the world who does/thinks this”. 385 more words

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Sister Carrie Readalong Announcement #CarrieAlong

This January, a few of us are committing to reading Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser.

The hashtag will be #CarrieAlong for those who like to discuss books on Twitter.  484 more words


Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Author: Markus Zusak
Title: The Book Thief
Genre: Historical Fiction, Young Adult
Publisher: Black Swan
Publishing Date: January 1, 2005
Pages: 560
Source: Borrowed… 549 more words


War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

War and Peace is a story about how the lives of various members of the nobility change during the Napoleonic Wars. Pierre is the illegitimate child of a nobleman and considered vulgar when he first appears in society, whose life changes forever after the Emperor legitimizes him and he inherits one of the greatest fortunes in all of Russia. 1,376 more words

2014 Challenges | Start Up Post

Apart from the 1001 books challenge, the 50 bookish things to do before you die and the Classics Club (which are challenges that will take a lifetime to complete) I’d like to set a few goals I can achieve within a year. 228 more words