Island Bookstore, Corolla, NC

Whenever I’m on vacation, I always try to scope out a local independent bookshop.  During my family’s week-long trip to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, I was happy to drag them to Corolla’s Island Bookstore!  Island Bookstore has three locations across the Outer Banks, in Corolla, Duck, and Kitty Hawk, but I was most […]

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Current Reads: May 28, 2019

What’s better than a day of reading on the beach?  Absolutely nothing! As you can see from my packing list, I brought along quite a selection of books to choose from.  Right now I’m filling my oceanside hours with Tayari Jones’s An American Marriage, which follows a young married couple as the husband is wrongfully […]

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White Teeth // Zadie Smith

I adored Smith’s latest novel, Swing Time (2016), when I read it back in January, though Zadie fans warned me it was her worst, that I should start with something well-loved like her debut, White Teeth.  Here I am, just a few short months later, having finished White Teeth: and I can honestly say I […]

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Dept. of Speculation // Jenny Offill

I read Dept. of Speculation in one sitting, absolutely unable to put down Offill’s sparkling spare prose.  If I hadn’t borrowed my copy from the library, I would have underlined basically the entire novel; Offill writes through a remarkably keen perspective.  Dept. of Speculation is the kind of novel you want to sit and clutch […]

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