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From the shelf: “Endurance”

Let me tell you about the most amazing thing I’ve read: Shackleton’s voyage is unbelievable. It’s 1914, and Shackleton wants to be the first person to completely cross Antarctica. He collects a crew, some scientists, a photographer, an artist, and … Continue reading

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Second read: “Slaughterhouse-Five”

Slaughterhouse-Five is the first book I read by Vonnegut, and I read it as a junior in high school. My English teacher assigned it, and I thought she was the coolest teacher in the world. We read about war, about … Continue reading

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From the shelf: “The Buried Giant”

The Buried Giant is another ARC I got at work. I’d been curious about Kazuo Ishiguro for a while, and wanted to read something by him. His most famous books are The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go. NLMG … Continue reading

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From the shelf: “Ashes in My Mouth, Sand in My Shoes”

I can’t recall whether I’ve talked about ARCs (advance reader’s copies, also known as previews) before, and I’m too lazy to check. ARCs are these magical books that are sent to bookstores and authors and I don’t know who else … Continue reading

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From the shelf: “Yes Please”

My beautiful friend Celeste gave me this book, and it was a really good gift. Amy Poehler is bomb, and she writes like a rockstar. (But not actually like a rockstar but like a writer.) She’s so incredibly funny and … Continue reading

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Second read: “Catch-22”

Rereading’s been a smashing success so far. I first read Catch-22 in 2009 during my sophomore year of college. I remembered loving it and laughing at it. I remembered Yossarian and Major Major Major Major. I didn’t remember much else. I … Continue reading

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From the shelf: “Just Mercy”

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson (lawyer who founded the Equal Justice Initiative) was one of my favorite reads from 2014 (and it came out in 2014!). You may recall that I once read a book called Contempt of Court by Mark Curriden … Continue reading

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