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Thirty for Thirty

I turn thirty years old this month and there are a myriad of reasons why I am not okay with that but, making lemonade from lemons, it inspired a new feature for my blog.  In my twenty-nine years so far I have read a lot of books and obviously only books from two of those [...]

Goodbye 2010, Hello 2011

Happy New Year!  I hope you have all been having an enjoyable and indulgent festive period; may you have been bestowed with books and grey ones for those of you still awaiting your Persephone Secret Santa gift. Santa Claus did not -sadly- bring me reinstated internet access so I am still limited at home for [...]

Review-a-thon: Bone, Blankets, and The Finishing School

In the aftermath of consecutive Angela Carter month and Persephone Reading Week, I have a lot of blogging to catch up with.  I have a few weeks’ worth of reviews to be scheduled and haven’t yet reviewed those books read during the read-a-thon that I participated in early April.  This post is actually micro-reveiws of [...]

The Girls of Slender Means

I am still reeling from reading Memento Mori by Muriel Spark last month and I went into The Girls of Slender Means hoping for a similar experience; it is not nearly as vindictive or as sinister as its predecessor but it is as mordantly witty.  The ironic title (ironic in its double-play on the word [...]

Library Loot

It’s been a few weeks since my last Library Loot post as I am attempting to catch up on the loot I have already acquired.  Some books have been returned unread recently as I attempt to conquer an overwhelming immediate to-be-read pile; I did consider a blank slate but there are a few of the [...]

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