A Room With A View – E.M. Forster

Apr 21

A Room With A View – E.M. Forster

I loved this book by E.M. Forster. It is a classic love story, and Forster’s writing is enjoyable from beginning to end. Lucy, an English gal, travels to Florence with her cousin Charlotte Bartlett (I adore that name), a somewhat annoying and overbearing chaperone. They meet up with various characters; most notably the Emersons, a father/son duo who...

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Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace

Apr 20

Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace

And the award for longest time period to finish reading a book goes to….Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace. This beast of a book was recommended to me by my youngest brother Casey. (Now in his 30s, I am trying to break the habit of calling him my “little” brother. So hard.) Let it be known that Casey is about one million times smarter than me....

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This Is How You Lose Her – Junot Diaz

Apr 13

This Is How You Lose Her – Junot Diaz

This may be the shortest review of all time. Save yourself the trouble, I shall solve the mystery of how the main character, Yunior, loses all of the ladies: he is a massive cheater. He has scads of lovely ladies throughout the course of his life; he has a plethora of side pieces from day one. He likes to think that his problem is genetic, as if he has no choice in...

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Pretty Girls – Karin Slaughter

Apr 11

Pretty Girls – Karin Slaughter

My advice, if you choose to pick up this crime thriller by Karin Slaughter: read it with the lights on and the doors locked. With a baseball bat close by. This harrowing story revolves around the three Carroll daughters. As the title would indicate, they are a bevy of beauties. The family is shattered when the eldest daughter, 19-year old Julia, goes missing. The...

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