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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Library Book Sale Haul

Two things I love most: books and sales!  I’ve been frequenting my local library lately, checking out backlist titles and donating some reads I’d lost interest in.  When I saw the annual book sale was coming up, I couldn’t resist.  I ended up walking away with nine gently-used books, including two hardcovers, for just nine […]

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The Art of Fielding // Chad Harbach

Harbach made quite the splash when The Art of Fielding came out in 2011.  Big, chunky novels that follow multiple interconnected characters are my favorites, so when baseball weather (chilly, windy, damp) rolled around this year, I decided it was the perfect time to *finally* see what all the fuss was about. From the back […]

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Current Reads: April 29, 2019

I am home sweet home after a few months away and it feels so good!  While I’m busy spring-cleaning my bedroom, spending time with family, and slowly putting my life back together, I thought I’d share a glimpse of what I’m reading right now.  After a while of reading just one book at a time, […]

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George Saunders: April 18, 2019

As Lincoln in the Bardo is one of my new favorite novels, I was immensely pleased to hear that its author George Saunders would be making the trek to my hometown for a book talk and signing this month.  It’s not every day you get to hear a Booker Prize winner speak! Saunders began the […]

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Outline // Rachel Cusk

Outline took a hot minute to get into, but once I was in, I was hooked.  Unfortunately, I felt like I finally started to “get” it just in time for it to end, around the halfway point.  The second chunk went down much easier than the first; Outline is one of those novels where you […]

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