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September 2019
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reviewed: The Collected Schizophrenias by Esmé Weijun Wang
Although this book seems well-loved overall, it wasn’t my favorite. It’s a collection of personal essays (which, in this case...
The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays - Esmé Weijun Wang
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September 2019
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September 2019
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reviewed: Let's Tell This Story Properly by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
I thought Kintu was fantastic, so was looking forward to this short story collection. Which, as it turned out, is good, but n...
Let's Tell This Story Properly - Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
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September 2019
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Is it the ominous faeries I love so much? I just love writing "ominous faeries". The setting? I don't know. It's a long boo...
reviewed: Heartland by Sarah Smarsh
This book is poverty memoir, family saga and nonfiction piece rolled into one. The family memoir is interesting and enjoyable...
Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth - Sarah Smarsh
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reviewed: Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
Despite the author’s literary skill, I didn't think much of this novella. In its brief page count, it chronicles the tragedy ...
Ethan Frome - Cynthia Griffin Wolff, Edith Wharton
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Merle has completed BookLikes 2019 Reading Challenge!
Merle has read 54 book(s) out of 50 books in
2019 Reading Challenge
Completed 108.0%
reviewed: In Sorcery's Shadow by Paul Stoller
An anthropologist’s memoir of apprenticing himself to various sorcerers in Niger in the 1970s and 80s, this book has great ma...
In Sorcery's Shadow: A Memoir of Apprenticeship among the Songhay of Niger - Paul Stoller, Cheryl Olkes
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August 2019
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This week I lost my sweet dog of twelve years, and in an effort to cheer me up my lovely co-workers got me this kid's picture...
reviewed: Después de las Bombas by Arturo Arias
I can’t say this is an objectively bad book, but I can say I really disliked reading it. It’s an absurdist version of Guatema...
Después De Las Bombas - Arturo Arias
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