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A Swim in the Pond in the Rain by George Saunders. Wading In.
Read January 2023 Recommended for fans of literary analysis, thinking ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Suffice it to say that I have 177 highlights on this book. “This is a resistance literature, written by progressive reformers in a repressive … Continue reading
One of Us is Lying (aka A Story About Lying)
It could be me. It could be debra. Punchline: It’s both of us. https://www.goodreads.com/read_status… Literary fiction almost sucks me in with these titles that sound like the beginning of great stories. Or good memes: Personally, while … Continue reading
The Get Fuzzy Eperience
Read June 2017 Recommended for Bucky fans (not the badger) ★ ★ 1/2 Sometimes you just need some easy laughter in life, and what better than comics to fit the bill? I’ve enjoyed the Get Fuzzy comic strip for … Continue reading
I’m taking a vacation to hang with my sister. Traveling through Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia, and enjoying record warmth, so while my reading is not on vacation, writing about it is. Hope you are doing well and enjoying your … Continue reading
The Emperor’s Edge by Lindsay Burokers
December 2014 ★ ★ ★ 1/2 2013 ended with a bang; a number of highly recommended books made it to the top of my list and gave a wonderful finish to the year. (Humans of New York, Zoo … Continue reading
‘Til the World Ends by Julie Kagawa, Ann Aguirre and Karen Duvall. Or sooner. Hopefully.
Read September 2014 Recommended for fans of the authors ★ ★ On Labor Day Weekend, Half-Price Books 20% off sale was completely irresistible. Really. I couldn’t. So I headed over and found a few books I knew were delightful … Continue reading
Revenge of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz. The lolz continue.
Read November, 2013 ★ ★ ★ ★ I suspect my commitment-phobia has branched into new areas of my life. I’ve grown hesitant to start new series, especially mysteries. I suppose it is a little unfair to expect the qualities I … Continue reading
Civil Disobedience and Goodreads (Likely the last post about GR!)
Maybe Goodreads won’t change a thing. But we can make it clear that Goodreads’ new bookshelf name and review-author-behavior policy is not a popular one.I’ve been talking with a few people and have heard a variety of thoughtful idea. Part … Continue reading
More on Goodreads and behavior
Book community Goodreads was bought by Amazon earlier this year, part of the impetus for my blog development. Nothing against Amazon as a retailer–I use their services and have a Kindle–but they have strict language restrictions for reviews, even if … Continue reading
Bioshock: Infinite. Infinitely good
Bioshock: Infinite Shelfinflicted friend Sesana and I play Bioshock: Infinite and provide you with reasons you should consider playing. It’s another great entry into the Bioshock cannon. This time, it explores interesting ideas of religion, American exceptionalism and racism, all … Continue reading