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Happy World Book Night Day!

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Today’s the day! It’s World Book Night!

Today and this evening I will be giving away twenty copies of one of my all-time favorite books to people in my area. This is my first year as a giver, and I’m both excited and nervous about it.

This Boy's Life by Tobias Wolff

This Boy’s Life by Tobias Wolff

Hopefully the first two copies I give away will be to our server and the restaurant manager where Eric and I go for our weekly…

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Review: A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride

Review: A GIRL IS A HALF-FORMED THING by Eimear McBride

A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing

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Title: A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing

Author: Eimear McBride

Format: Ebook (ARC) – 224 pages

Genre: Fiction

Publisher: Galley Beggar Press (UK) – 2013

Source: Publisher

From the publisher’s website:

Eimear McBride’s debut tells, with astonishing insight and in brutal detail, the story of a young woman’s relationship with her brother, and the long shadow cast by his…

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Let’s Talk About Sex

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April is Sex Month at Insatiable Booksluts, and today I’m there talking about why I don’t (or more appropriately, can’t) read erotica or romance novels…

Yeah, I’m Not Gonna Read That

Join me, won’t you? It should be a…rousing…conversation. Heh.

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The Desmond Elliott Prize longlist has been announced!

Desmond Elliott Prize logoLast night at midnight in the UK, the longlist for the 2014 Desmond Elliott Prize was announced. What is the Desmond Elliott Prize, you might ask? Here’s a quick description from the prize’s website:

The Desmond Elliott Prize is an annual award for a first novel written in English and published in the UK. Worth £10,000 to the winner, the prize is named after the literary agent and publisher,…

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Review: Clever Girl by Tessa Hadley

Review: CLEVER GIRL by Tessa Hadley

Clever Girl, by Tessa Hadley

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Title: Clever Girl
Author: Tessa Hadley
Format: Paperback (ARC) – 252 pages
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Harper – March 4, 2014
Source: Publisher / TLC Book Tours

But I had a vision in that moment of the three of us together in that room, remote as if seen from a very far off place–like the vision of Mac’s whaling ships. And I thought that the substantial outward things that…

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Review: Ripper by Isabel Allende

Review: RIPPER by Isabel Allende

Ripper, by Isabel Allende

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Title: Ripper
Author: Isabel Allende
Format: Paperback (ARC) – 478
Genre: Fiction – Mystery (kind of)
Publisher: Harper – January 28, 2014
Source: Publisher / TLC Book Tours

When I was offered Ripperby TLC Book Tours, I was really looking forward to reading it. Isabel Allende is well-known in the world of literary fiction and I’d heard lots of good things about her books. She…

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Review: THE FREE by Willy VlautinView Post

Review: THE FREE by Willy Vlautin

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January Reads, February Plans
I don’t have a whole lot to say about January. It’s the hardest month of winter for me–it’s dark,…View Post

January Reads, February Plans

I don’t have a whole lot to say about January. It’s the hardest month of winter for me–it’s dark,…

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2013 Year in Review, and a Look Ahead to 2014
It’s a new year, which means taking a look back at my reading stats for 2013 and looking ahead at…View Post

2013 Year in Review, and a Look Ahead to 2014

It’s a new year, which means taking a look back at my reading stats for 2013 and looking ahead at…

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