Monthly Archives: December 2010

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius – Dave Eggers

Rating: 3.5 stars Shelf: Now Reading Eggers is a fantastic writer. Both humorous and deep. I laughed just about as much as I cried. I mean, I didn’t really cry – but AHWOSG was heavy enough to make my heart … Continue reading

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Top Ten of Twenty Ten

Though I haven’t yet finished the last of my four books to finish before the end of the year, here are my Top Ten favorite books of this year. While From Eternity to Here is good, it isn’t going to … Continue reading

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Masks & Daggers – Jennifer Hopkins & Jason Salfali

Blurg. Crazy days, these days. On top of being, busy busy busy – my Google account was hacked and it took me way too long to get it back. Okay, it really only took me a day. But I was … Continue reading

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Freedom – Jonathan Franzen

Rating: 5 stars Shelf: Now Reading This book was… nothing short of a struggle. I breezed through the first couple hundred pages only to get stuck on the banality that was Walter. I don’t get all the hype, I said. … Continue reading

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Pillars of the Earth – Ken Follett

Rating: 3.5 stars Shelf: Now Reading It’s not really superbly written. At all. Ken Follett overstates to the point of absurdity. His dialogue is weak. The characters, while they had depth… that depth only went so far. For instance, I … Continue reading

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Yawn & Stretch

So. I didn’t finish NaNoWriMo. But I was close! 37,000 something words. Chapters 1-7 finite as well as chapters 11-13! I think that’s very good. I’m not disappointed in the least. I accept my failure but don’t really think it’s … Continue reading

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