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State of Wonder, Ann Patchett

I’ve said this before, and it’s still true: the more I like a book, the harder it is to review it. I don’t know what it is, exactly, about State of Wonder that I liked so much, but what I do know is that once I started it, I couldn’t put it down, and even when I wasn’t actively reading, I was often thinking about the characters. The characters in this book are interesting and intricate, and not all of them are entirely likeable. I did quite like Marina; she was  ...

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The Rosie Project, Graeme Simsion

I finished reading The Rosie Project yesterday while I waited for Lance to come out of an appointment. I think I might have been the last person on the planet to read it. 
Overall, I really enjoyed the book. I liked reading Don’s lists and I really loved his own take on social interactions. His response to Phil’s “tell me something I don’t know” had me laughing out loud in the doctor’s office. I also loved Don’s relationship with Rosie. I wish I knew more about her, but I guess that might  ...

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An Homage to Dickens

It’s only been recently that I’ve read anything by Charles Dickens. I started with Great Expectations. I thought it was clever and funny, and full of amusing, interesting characters. Then I read A Tale of Two Cities, and fell completely in love with it. I love the history, the love triangle, the relationship between Lucie and Dr. Manette, and most of all, I just love Dickens and his way with words. So much so that I got it tattooed on myself forever. “And when you see your own  ...

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Update – 2016 Reading Challenge!

A book based on a fairy tale – The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee AhdiehI finished this one pretty early this year. I was surprised at how much I liked it, especially since it was kind of hard for me to get into at first. I think the story was great; it was sort of a remake of Arabian Nights, I think. That part was cool. But I had a really hard time envisioning the story, and the descriptions were tough to follow from time to time. I want to read the next book in the series, because the  ...

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