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Youth by J. M. Coetzee

J. M. Coetzee’s Youth is a semi-fictionalized autobiographical novel, published in 2002. In the novel, a young man during the 1960s, after graduating in mathematics and English, flees South Africa and settles in London. He doesn’t want to cope with the political … Continue reading

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How To Be a Woman

Last year when I attended the London Book Fair I had the pleasure of listening to an interview with Caitlin Moran, the author of How To Be a Woman. Before the interview started, a young woman sat down next to … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Digital by David Gaughran

When I posted a few weeks ago about self-publishing, Caroline left a link to David Gaughran’s blog concerning a statement made by Jodi Picoult.  During an interview she said that writers should not self-publish.  In his post, Gaughran eloquently countered Picoult’s statement. … Continue reading

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Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann

During the month of November, I participated in the German Literature Month event hosted by Caroline from Beauty is a Sleeping Cat and Lizzy from Lizzy’s Literary Life.  For this event I read Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann.  Mann published this … Continue reading

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Storm Front

Before I left Boston I signed up for a group read of Storm Front by Jim Butcher.  This is the first book in the series the Dresden Files.  Unfortunately, due to some problems with my move and catching a cold … Continue reading

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The Mist by Stephen King

The first few days in our new flat in London were a tad lonely.  We didn’t have furniture or most of our belongings.  Of course we had many pubs to visit down the street, but we also wanted to be … Continue reading

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Review of Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte is the 23rd novel I have completed from my 1001 list and it is the 4th novel I have read for the Gothic Reading Challenge.  Emily started writing this book in 1845 and completed it … Continue reading

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Review of Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro is the 16th book that I have completed from the 1001 list.  Before reading this novel I hadn’t heard anything about it.  And from the title, I thought it would be a romance novel.  … Continue reading

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