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My generally crappy week in review: reading and other complaints

Books mentioned in this post: Muriel Spark - The Comforters Muriel Spark - Robinson Muriel Spark - Memento Mori AJ Finn - The Woman in the Window Peter Manseau - The Apparitionists: A Tale of Phantoms, Fraud, Photography, and the Man Who Captured Lincoln's Ghost Michael Wolff - Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White …

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Daily: Mind/Body balance for the extraordinarily lazy

I'm expanding the focus of Bluestalking to include more personal stuff, more about my life outside books and writing. We'll see how it goes. Today, it's personal.     Mum had a Charles-and-Diana wedding mug that had survived longer than the marriage itself. Mum had worshipped Princess Di and frequently lamented her passing. "Gone," she …

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Educated: a Memoir by Tara Westover

  Hardcover: 352 pages Publisher: Random House (February 20, 2018) Review copy, courtesy of Amazon Vine   Growing up sheltered from the outside world, her home birth unreported out of fear her father's imagined "Illuminati" (i.e., the U.S. government) would swoop down and morally corrupt her, Tara Westover was the child of devout Mormon survivalists, marooned in …

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Reading David Bowie’s 100 Favorite Books: A Son’s Tribute

  David Bowie's son, Duncan Jones, is embarking on a project to read his father's top 100 favorite books. Kicking off on Twitter February 1, the first discussion will be on Peter Ackroyd's novel Hawksmoor.     I'm not sure exactly how he plans to carry it out, if he'll just be tweeting out thoughts …

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