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Literary fiction, classics, dystopian, history, memoir, prize winners, and of course the 1001 books. You really might catch me reading anything!

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Empire of Cotton: A Global History
Sven Beckert
Progress: 220/656 pages
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Sven Beckert
June 2016
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reviewed: The Warmth of Other Suns
Amazingly researched and written history of the African-American/black migration from the south to the cities of the north, m...
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration - Isabel Wilkerson
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text: Lazaretto
3.5 stars.Even a quick summary will give away too much of the story, though it might not be obvious. Or maybe it would be.Lot...
Lazaretto: A Novel - Diane McKinney-Whetstone
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You see he does not believe I am sick! And what can one do? If a physician of high standing, and oneĀ“s own husband, assures f...
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June 2016
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reviewed: The Bet
Chekhov is my favorite 19th century Russian author, but this short story is not his best work. It is definitely interesting a...
The Bet - Anton Chekhov
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reviewed: The Yellow Wall-Paper
It starts so simply...a couple is on vacation. She is ill and taking a rest in the country. But is that true? She is scared, ...
The Yellow Wall-Paper - Charlotte Perkins Gilman
June 2016
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reviewed: Bad Kitty Goes to the Vet
Both kids are longstanding Bad Kitty fans, and when the younger (also a teen now!) saw this at the bookstore, he asked me to...
Bad Kitty Goes to the Vet - Nick Bruel
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June 2016
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reviewed: Level Up
I good YA graphic novel about Dennis, a young man trying to find his way. Does he want to be a gastroenterologist, as his par...
Level Up - Gene Luen Yang, Thien Pham
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The publisher assumes this book is for adults, but if you know a plague or bug fan of tender years, they would probably love ...
reviewed: The Past
Love the cover--if only the story were as strong. As I read this novel, I felt such a sense of foreboding. Happy family, mu...
The Past: A Novel - Tessa Hadley
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