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A Pile of Books Is Called a ???

Wow! It’s December tomorrow and I haven’t even thought about next year’s reading selections.

I have an uncharacteristic urge to just wing it: selecting one book at a time with no preplanning whatsoever. 411 more words


Distant Light

The Distant Light is a novella that lies in purgatory. Transgressing the boundaries of naturalism and lingering within the spectrum of occultism, it surprises. At first I believed it to be dystopian, but this was belied by ready use of a car and a populated village within a short drive of the isolated homestead of the narrator somewhere in the mountain woods of Italy. 236 more words

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The Books of Mo Willems

Elephant and Piggie. Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus. Knuffle Bunny. These perennial story-time favourites were all created by one author, the endlessly original Mo Willems. 283 more words


A Whole Life

I was attracted to this short novel by the testimonial of Jim Crace, an author who I hold in high regard. It is an unusual novel. 168 more words

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2016 Library Challenge: A Book of Short Stories

Don’t feel like you have the emotional energy to devote to an entire novel?

Still looking for something different but the nonfiction post from last week… 657 more words

2016 Book Challenge

A Meal in Winter

Hubert Mingarelli’s World War II novella was well-received. The plot is that three German soldiers stationed in a camp in Poland, do not want to be involved in killing of prisoners and receive approval to search the countryside for Jews to capture. 284 more words

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Springtime A Ghost Story

Michelle de Kretser is the author of The Lost Dog, which was longlisted for the 2008 Man Booker Prize. Judging from online reader reviews, it was less well received. 187 more words

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