Dandelion Wine

So first of all… the New Year’s Resolution was to reclaim a usage of capital letters. I struggled with whether to make Picky exempt from this because for nearly fifteen years I have refrained, but… a resolution’s a resolution, so… capitals. Why I wanted to read it: Last year, my parents and I saw The… Continue reading Dandelion Wine

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the lord of the rings

why i wanted to read it: because i LOVE the movies and the story, and it’s been on my to do list for decades. what i liked: i listened to it on audio, yall, so i can’t share specific lines. good god, tolkien’s world-building ability is amazing. his descriptions are beautiful. his mastery of language… Continue reading the lord of the rings

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tell me three things

why i wanted to read it: fuck if i know. it was on a table. i was buying GREAT books to go into a care package i’m sending to some girls i met when touring my college’s campus during its founder’s weekend celebration. somehow, and i really can’t say why, it caught my attention. maybe… Continue reading tell me three things

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emily and einstein

why i wanted to read it: because i liked the title and the look and feel of the cover (but, yall, i’m really weird about paper, so maybe don’t put too much stock into that one, yeah?), and these two things: (from the back cover): emily portman is an up-and-coming new york city editor whose… Continue reading emily and einstein

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beach music

why i wanted to read it: i was supposed to read it earlier this year (or maybe late last year?) for a book club i’m in but didn’t. i needed a book that began with b for erin’s book challenge. i felt guilty for not having read it then, and my mom said she and… Continue reading beach music

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wicked: the life and times of the wicked witch of the west

why i wanted to read it: because i figured, given the novel’s and play’s popularity, i should. because i needed something with a cardinal direction in the title for erin’s book challenge. what i liked: [fiyero] “why should i keep myself so safe?” he asked her, but he was almost asking himself. what is there in my… Continue reading wicked: the life and times of the wicked witch of the west

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north of happy

why i wanted to read it: because i needed a book with a cardinal direction in the title, and this one sounded interesting. what i liked:  i’ve never acted impulsively in my life. felix got all those genes. it feels like i’m borrowing his disobedience, like i’m stealing something, acting unlike myself. but that doesn’t… Continue reading north of happy

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refuge for masterminds

why i wanted to read it: because it’s the last of the school for unusual girls trilogy by kathleen baldwin. i wanted to know how the story ends. what i liked: “save your lectures, lady jane… no one will think you are a tavern wench… one look at you puts that idea to rest once… Continue reading refuge for masterminds

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gone with the wind

why i wanted to read it: it’s my mother’s favorite book. what i liked: there’s a lot, yall. a LOT. it would take me days to type up all the things, so i’ll just share a few specifics. “that’s no way to handle men, my dear. you are forgetting your early training.”“i don’t need you… Continue reading gone with the wind

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