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New Favorite Book/Old Favorite Book: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

This is at least the third time I’ve read Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, maybe the fourth.  So I can’t really say it’s a “ 867 more words

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Jane Austen Read All-a-long: Sense and Sensibility

Two impressions:

One, I’m surprised by just how much Jane Austen can shock me through effective plotting.  I suspect that most of her fans will list her prose, her sense of humour and her characterization as the reasons why they love her, but she’s very good with plotting, too.   656 more words

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Red Joan by Jennie Rooney

As a reader, I’m kind of a sucker.

It’s easy to take me by surprise. I didn’t see any of it coming in Gone Girl. 262 more words

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The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

This was at least the third time I’ve read The Mayor of Casterbridge. Could be the fourth.  I was a big Thomas Hardy fan back in college.   873 more words

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Summer Reading: Middlesex

My wife has been recommending that I read Jeffrey Eugenides’ Middlesex for years – often citing it as one of her top ten favourite books of all time (because winning a Pulitzer isn’t enough for me, apparently). 68 more words