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The Hypnotists Love Story: A Redefinition of Love

It’s interesting to read a book that purports to be a romance, which then proceeds to question the very definition of love; of its endurance, its permanence, and it’s expression.  A book called “Love Story” should be a romance — … Continue reading

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What Alice Forgot

Who are we without our memories?  Are our senses of self innate, or are they born of the things we’ve seen and done?  Liane Moriarty’s most recent novel, “What Alice Forgot” plays with the themes of memory and perception in … Continue reading

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Things We Set On Fire: Or at least, that we set to a slow simmer. . .

My kindle is constantly suggesting new books for me to read — sometimes, it also offers me massive discounts, as well. When the two are combined. . .well, I am but a week mortal, and can not resist the lure … Continue reading

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The Husband’s Secret: The Subtle Pleasure of Not Getting What You Want

I picked up The Husband’s Secret intending to read traditional chick lit — or, as I sometimes prefer to call it, “lit light.” The cover of the novel, the back cover, and the reputation of its author all implied to me … Continue reading

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“Love Walked In” . . . And Promptly Walked Back Out

In the midst of still plowing through Middlesex, a beach vacation arrived. Middlesex is, and likely always will be, one of my favorite novels — it is not, however, a sunny beach read. So, after climbing dunes, diving through waves, and wandering … Continue reading

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“Faking It”: Why I Don’t Read Chick Lit

I’ve pretty much given up on asking for advice from friends on what to read next: more often than not they recommend a NY pulp bestseller: the latest from Grisham, something really esoteric, or the latest young adult craze. Still, … Continue reading

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The Best Book Ever For Bar Stress Relief

Weight: 143 lbs. Alcohol units: 1 (drinking glass of red wine) Food: Don’t know, but I had lunch at Wendy’s so it can’t be good. Time spent stressing over the bar: None, v.g. Yes, that’s right, the official Best Book … Continue reading

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