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Centenary Book Sale Day!

Centenary Book Sale Day!

I look forward to it all year: the Centenary Book Bazaar is by far the best book sale in Shreveport. If you’ve only been to the library’s, you’re missing out! My general rule is $20 and one ginormous bag, but rules are made to be...

2012 Book #14: East of Eden

2012 Book #14: East of Eden

I’m totally not hitting 50 books this year. So it goes. East of Eden¬†took me about a month to read, but that’s not because it’s bad. It can be a wee bit slow, though. And it’s really long. It’s basically a Cain and Abel...

2012 Book #13: Suttree

2012 Book #13: Suttree

ZOMG it has been a long time since I posted a review. And it certainly took me long enough to read Suttree. I finished it over a month ago, then read East of Eden. I’ve been busy. Anyway, Suttree¬†is probably the best book I’ve read so...

In the process of reading: East of Eden

In the process of reading: East of Eden

John Steinbeck, in an interview with The Paris Review: I have never been a title man. I don’t give a damn what it is called. I would call it [East of Eden] Valley to the Sea, which is a quotation from absolutely nothing but has two great words...

2012 Book #7: The Optimist’s Daughter

2012 Book #7: The Optimist’s Daughter

Eudora Welty has long been a staple of my Too Sentimental category. I don’t think I’ve read anything of hers since I was in high school, and I don’t even remember what it was. She reappeared on my radar after my fairly recent...

2011 Book #33: O Pioneers!

2011 Book #33: O Pioneers!

I don’t really have much to say about O Pioneers! I generally enjoyed it, but it’s entirely forgettable. When I was in college, I reluctantly read My Antonia, also by Willa Cather, and thoroughly enjoyed it though I expected to hate it...

2011 Book #32: Sweet Thursday

2011 Book #32: Sweet Thursday

I’ve done it again! I waited too long to write this blog post, and I’ve forgotten what I want to talk about. I used to have a rule that after I finished a book, I had to write the blog post before I started a new one, but, at some point...

2011 Book #30: Cannery Row

2011 Book #30: Cannery Row

I waited too long to write this one, so I don’t have much to say. Cannery Row is a very short novelabout, well, Cannery Row in California around the Depression. It starts off with a description of the town’s grocery store owner and how...

2011 Book #18: The Grapes of Wrath

2011 Book #18: The Grapes of Wrath

I usually make myself write these blog posts within hours of finishing the book so I don’t forget what I want to say about them. Except I finished reading The Grapes of Wrath a couple of days ago, so I don’t have as much to talk about. I...

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Indices, etc, coming soon!