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2014 Year in Review #1: The Stats

Are we sick of year in review posts yet? No? I really enjoyed doing multiple, detailed posts last year, but Bookstravaganza took up most of my December so I’m gonna keep things simple this time round. 513 more words

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“In spite of this, our table’s status on the Oronsay continued to be minimal, while those at the Captain’s Table were constantly toasting to one another’s significance.

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There is a musicality with which Ondaatje writes. Beautiful novel.

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The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje 2011

Buried in the first pages of The Cat’s Table is an authorial ‘I’ who subsequently disappears. By page six, Michael, aged 11, has become the book’s narrator. 772 more words

Literary Fiction

The Cat's Table, by Michael Ondaatje

This 2011 novel is an admirable work. Beautifully written. And it is in my wheelhouse, a tale of youth told by from the perspective of a mature mind years later. 942 more words

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Reading in Bed Year in Review #4: Best Books and Blog Stats

I love statistics. You’re probably sick of them by now, what with the many end-of-year blog posts, but I love how they’re both meaningless and mean everything; how “numbers don’t lie” but they can tell whatever story we want them to tell. 839 more words

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Reading in Bed Year in Review #2: Shorties

The year in review continues! See my first post about literary crushes here.

I read (or am reading) a few longer books this year, notably… 410 more words

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