Tag Archives: 2013

Review: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) – April 2013

¬†Firstly, I’ve learned that I really need to write my reviews much closer to the time that I finish the book. And this is especially true with audio books. It’s much more difficult to go back and refresh my memory … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts III and My First DNF: Beautiful Creatures

Become a Better Writer by Learning to Become a Skilled Reader First I came across this surprisingly poignant article on reading and writing. The first section, “Skip Sections”, struck a cord with me. The images of the eye-tracking study are … Continue reading

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Review: The Graveyard Book – March 2013

Nobody Owens, Bod to his friends, is a normal boy growing up in a decidedly abnormal way. The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman, opens with the horrific triple homicide of Bod’s family when Bod is only a year or so … Continue reading

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Review: What I Talk About When I Talk About Running – March 2013

Haruki Murakami’s What I Talk About When I Talk About Running is a lot of things, but first and foremost it is a series of personal essays documenting a writer’s training program leading up to the New York City Marathon. … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts Special: Google Reader

+ The prognosis isn’t good. Google is dying. 2005-2013, RIP. I use Google Reader daily. It is my lifeline to the outside world when I sit at my desk for 8-10 hours any given day. Google Reader clues me in … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts II

+ I have officially read as many books this year as I did last year. I don’t feel like that means much, other than the fact that I’m reading more. I don’t feel terribly accomplished or smarter. I have, however, … Continue reading

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Review: The Night Circus – March 2013

The circus arrives without warning. This is how¬†The Night Circus begins, and this is how it ends. From Amazon: The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white … Continue reading

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