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The Books I Read Last Year: The Good, the Bad, and the Meh (Part 1)

For the last several years, I’ve kept track of my reading habits via Goodreads. It’s a website for confirmed bibliophiles like me — you can not only track what you are reading, but what you might like to read, find reviews and recommendations, take literature-themed quizzes, and enter giveaways for free novels. (I’ve won five times!) […]

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The Books I Read Last Year: The Good, The Bad, and The Meh (Part 2)

To recap ““ last week, I mused on the novels I read in 2011. My quantity count was high but my quality count was low, low, low. Last week looked at 4 novels that I would count among the “bad.” Next week will get to the “good.” But this week, let’s talk about the “meh.”

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The Royal Wedding and the Benefits of Escapism

As everyone has surely heard, Prince William and Kate Middleton are going to throw themselves a wedding.  I was surprised to find myself a little excited by the prospect of a big splashy royal to-do.  I think a little escapism that doesn’t involve speculating as to which former Disney starlette is putting what up her […]