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The Last Reads of 2013: Sierra Leone, Canada, Maine, Venezuela, Morocco (and Illinois and London)

I have decided to close out 2013 at this point, rather than read like a fiend to the end. For one thing it’s my anniversary, and holing up with books til midnight seems a little antisocial. Also, there isn’t a … Continue reading

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Back in London Because I Couldn’t Help Myself

Hilary Mantel is amazing. Here is my evidence. I didn’t even really want to read Wolf Hall until I was reading it. Then I LOVED it. Then I downloaded Bring up the Bodies as soon as I sanely could, to … Continue reading

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In the viper-filled Court of Henry VIII’s London

This book advances not a single of my goals, but it is a Booker Winner and was on the 2010 Orange Prize Shortlist, and I have loved every minute of it during the car ride to and from work. Read … Continue reading

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In Ancient Greece in the Company of Heroes

It’s Orange July and I have read an Orange Prize (now the Women’s Prize for Fiction) winner. It’s by a Brown alum (EVER TRUE!) who was there after we were. She’s made a marvelous use of her Classics degree in … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Why we need women’s prizes for fiction

The following post is from the Biblioglobal blog, which I follow. I was a little horrified to read about the state of women in literature, but certainly can say from personal experience that the preponderance of male award winners, reviewers, … Continue reading

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In Room Somewhere in the US.

This was shortlisted for the Orange Prize. It meets exactly none of my formal reading goals, but it fit with the Goodreads Valentine’s thing I was doing, so I listened to it and was completely captivated. Fabulous book. Goodreads Review: … Continue reading

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Meditating in Glasgow

It’s Orange Prize reading season again, and I’m trying to sneak a few winners or short list books in while I keep moving toward my other goals. I found a way to sneak one into my “alphabonkers” challenge, and I’m … Continue reading

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