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The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty- Vendela Vida

When I saw Vendela Vida’s new novel The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty at the bookstore, with credit in my hand and no one’s watchful eyes giving me heat to pick up something edgier, I bought it.I’d read… 1,259 more words

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Sometime around 1 am

Finally went to half price books. Got me a few keepers.

Im starting with A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius…


I like it so far.

De Tocqueville and Eggers on Mass Conformity

“There is nothing more irksome in the conduct of life than the irritable patriotism Americans have. The foreigner would be very willing to praise much in their country but would like to be allowed a few criticisms, that is exactly what he is refused. 358 more words

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canada day and reading recap!

Happy Canada Day!

I hope everyone is preparing for a relaxing, joyful mid-week day off to celebrate. I’m off to a barbecue at my parents’ in a few hours with forty to fifty (!!!) of our closest friends and family. 845 more words

Novel

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

A few pages into Dave Eggers’ A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, I was worried I was going to be very annoyed for 400+ pages. 1,610 more words

Books

Why you must read The Circle novel before the movie

This week it was announced that Emma Watson would play the lead role in the film adaptation of the 2013 Dave Eggers novel The Circle. It is a technology thriller about a massive Silicon Valley tech giant (like Google or Apple) who gradually¬†unite all the users’ needs, social networks, all Internet activities to the company, so it has almost totalitarian power and can see what anyone is doing at any given time. 411 more words

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The Circle by Dave Eggers

Book Length: Moderate (400 pages or more)

Accessibility: Very easy read

Rating: 2 out of 5

Now that I’ve started off my blog on a positive note with a book I absolutely love, I think it’s only fair to review a book that, in my opinion, was pretty bad. 853 more words