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Bookends: Harper Lee, A Mockingbird & A Watchman

 “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness, 
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Book Recommendation: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

I read The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay (Michael Chabon) in the summer of 2014. Drawn by the pop-art-esque cover art, a sticker announcing it at as a “staff pick” and a line citing its place as a Pulitzer Prize winner, I bought the novel to read on a month-long trip to Europe. 1,063 more words

Book Review: "A Visit From the Goon Squad"

I bought Jennifer Egan’s “A Visit From the Goon Squad” for $1 at a yard sale. The sorority girl who had been the previous owner, apparently, had not deigned it worth bringing home. 311 more words

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Joining a Book Club

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I recently joined a local book club, and while I’m looking forward to the first meeting in a few weeks, I have a bit of anxiety, wondering if being a writer is going to make it more difficult to fit in with the group. 375 more words

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The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

I wasn’t sure what I was going to make of The Goldfinch. Despite winning the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2014, I’d read a few not-so-positive reviews of it, one even claiming that it was the most un-finish-able book of last year, and to be honest that wouldn’t have been that surprising as it is a huge door-stop of a novel, running to 864 pages! 549 more words

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July 3, 1954: Whoops, There Goes the First Prop

In 1954, a gaggle of Hollywood VIPs boarded a DC-4 airliner headed from Hawaii to California. Their troubled flight made a bit of film history — in Cinemascope, no less. 427 more words

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