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Shelf Love: Halloween Picks 2016

Whoa, it’s the day before Halloween, and I haven’t posted anything remotely Halloween-related yet!  I usually maintain a lukewarm attitude towards the occasion; I enjoy the decorations, seeing kids and adults dressed up in the most awesome and imaginative costumes, the movies on t.v. – speaking of which, I’m sad that this year I won’t be […]... Read More
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Pretty Good Number One by Matthew Amster-Burton

Sometime last week, after finishing Legend of a Suicide by David Vann, I decided that my brain needed a palate cleansing pick-me-up, something to whisk me out of Vann’s emotively beautiful but harsh Sukkwan Island wilderness, wrap me in a warm blanket, and spoon feed me from a comforting bowl of soup, or in this […]... Read More
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The Soul of Kindness by Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor the Writer hadn’t entered my radar until a few years ago.  I had come across one of her short story collections while trawling Goodreads, and out of all her works listed, The Soul of Kindness was the one I felt I wanted to read the most.  I know two or three people in […]... Read More
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The Rabbit Back Literature Society by Pasi Ilmari Jaaskelainen

From what I had gathered reading through a handful of reviews, The Rabbit Back Literature Society sounded like a sort of surreal fairy tale mystery with magical books that altered their own contents and shady literary societies with murky backgrounds rooted in the unknown. The word ‘charming’ came up quite a few times, as did […]... Read More