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Letting Prose Wash Over Me in Mississippi

So I braved more Faulkner for my Mississippi read and was not sure at first that it was a good idea, but I have been converted. The Sound and the Fury will never truly be my friend, but one of … Continue reading

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In Pre-Communist Rural China

I just finished a wonderful visit to rural China courtesy of Pearl S. Buck. This one is not on the 1001 list and definitely should be. Here is my Goodreads review. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck My rating: … Continue reading

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More Catching Up

A quick update before I dig back into more books! Finished up: Petals of Blood by Ngugi wa Thiong’o Liked it a lot, critique of post-Colonial Kenya from socialist perspective. Sometimes a little propaganda-like, but moving story, nonetheless. In the … Continue reading

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In the Deep South, Getting Confused

First, the good news: I hit the 50,000 word mark in my novel today so I have “won” NaNoWrimo . What that means in terms of the novel is that I have a great chunk of novel that now needs a) … Continue reading

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Liberia Through the Eyes of its President

The Great African Reads group on Goodreads has now reached Liberia in its A-Z tour (I will have to double back and read A-K later!), and the book that I voted for in the poll didn’t win. I’m incredibly biased … Continue reading

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October to December Goals

Well, I hope I will do better with these than I did with July to September! Some of these are related to my goals for the year, which I set back in January or the end of December. I wanted … Continue reading

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In an Egyptian Alleyway Looking for Ashur’s True Heir

Yes! I am actually travelling to a new country in my Around the World trip. I have spent the last few days in an Egyptian alley, immersed in the beautiful writing of Naguib Mahfouz, and hoping that a family won’t … Continue reading

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