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“Woo you” were the first two words that came to me when I first saw you
I fell I love with the time freeze where I get to see your pretty features… 83 more words


Farther Away - 2015 Reading Challenge

Hello, beautiful readers. How is your #2015ReadingChallenge going so far? Haven’t set one yet? Feel free to steal mine. After all, I stole it from… 920 more words


"This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage"

Only writing kept me from being swept into the dust heap of third grade, and for this reason I not only loved writing, I felt a strong sense of loyalty to it.

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Books And Essays

September Reading Wrap Up and Reviews

  • The Pirate’s Wish – Cassandra Rose Clarke
  • The Assassin’s Curse – Cassandra Rose Clarke
  • The Princess Bride – William Goldman
  • Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
  • Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell…
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The breeze ‘cross the water’s refreshing,

And goose management is progressing…

They’re farther away,

Where they’ll stay

Far from any sidewalk messing.

–Jonathan Caswell


The Methodical Euthanizing Of Workday-Size Chunks Of Time

My difficulty with golf is that, although I play it once or twice a year to be sociable, I dislike almost everything about it. The point of the game seems to be the methodical euthanizing of workday-size chunks of time by well-off white men.

–Jonathan Franzen, Farther Away, page 171


My Recent Jonathan Franzen Obsession: Thoughts on Farther Away, The Corrections, and Freedom

Reading a Jonathan Franzen novel makes a voyeur out of everyone. You get a bird’s eye view of a dysfunctional-yet-loving family, and you get to see them mess up. 1,284 more words