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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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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The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

The age of miracles by Karen Thompson Walker Random House, 2012 269 pp. [Library copy]   The premise is simple but brilliant: one day the earth's rotation begins to slow; from that point things rapidly degenerate, endangering all life on earth. It starts with birds falling from the sky, the earth's gravity thrown off, confusing their …

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Slow to the Finish, Though I Eats Me Spinach: January reading, etc…

I haven't finished one book yet in 2012. Not one. I've started a few, and made some good progress but I keep getting distracted by other books and can't finish a single one. It's getting a little frustrating, especially seeing so many other book bloggers joyously declaring they're ready to post their first - or …

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The Sunday Salon – August 7, 2011 edition

Welcome to this week's edition of The Sunday Salon, in which I bring to you a mere fraction of what I've been reading throughout the week, because my ADD renders a full transcription a superhuman ideal to which I cannot live up. Books finished: A plot line centering on time travel would have had much …

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