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  • No-No Boy by John Okada

    No-No Boy by John Okada

    I picked up John Okada’s No-No Boy in the Alcatraz Island gift shop when I was visiting San Francisco. It was part of a display about the time period that Alcatraz prison existed in, and when I found out that Okada’s novel is considered the first Asian-American novel I knew it was going to be my choice […]

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  • Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

    Wide Sargasso Sea

    I woke the next morning knowing that nothing would be the same. It would change and go on changing. Jean Rhys’ Wide Sargasso Sea has been on my list for a long time. The story gives new voice to Bertha, the boogeywoman from one of my favourite novels, Jane Eyre. Reimagined as Antoinette Cosway in Rhys’ beautiful, ripe world […]

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  • Read Harder #1: Romance

    Far from the Maddening Crowd by Thomas Hardy

    Merry Christmas everyone! I’ve finally decided which category to kick off #ReadHarder 2015 with Romance.  Holidays are a fun, laid back time to spend with family and friends so I thought something light and uplifting would be a good fit for the season. I had originally been aiming to complete the ‘Prior to 1850’ category to […]

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  • Arthur & George by Julian Barnes

    Arthur and George by Julian Barnes

    This is a really good book. That might sound like an underwhelming review, but it really simply is a great piece of literature through and through. Barnes’ novel is spellbinding. I know that because it has impacted my everyday life. I can’t sleep because I want to read it, I missed my stop on the […]

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  • The Death of King Arthur by Peter Ackroyd

    The Death of King Arthur by Peter Ackroyd

    This legendary classic has been reimagined in an understandable, concise form by the able hand of Peter Ackroyd. He does an excellent job of fixing the inconsistencies in spelling and events while still keeping the epic whole.The tale of knights, chivalry, and faith is as everlasting as always. Arthur and Guinevere, Tristram and Isolde, Sir […]