Monthly Archives: November 2014

Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult

When I was about 6 years old and living in Japan, I went on an outing to the zoo with people from my church. We lived far outside of Tokyo, up in the mountains and there were few foreigners in … Continue reading

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Annihilation, Authority and Acceptance by Jeff Vandermeer

Based on a recommendation from one of my high school friends, (Thanks, Ladd!) I began reading the first of these books, Annihilation and then got so hooked I had to read all the rest. ┬áThere is something a bit sneaky … Continue reading

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To Rise Again at a Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris

Sometimes a book’s categorization is elusive. Sometimes you just have to enjoy the book without trying to make it fit a mold. ┬áTo Rise Again at a Decent Hour is just such a book. It’s a little bit syfi, a … Continue reading

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Carthage by Joyce Carol Oates

Early in the morning, Arlette fearfully wakes up her husband Zeno Mayfield and tells him that their daughter, Cressida, never came home. Her bed was not slept in and Juliet, her older sister, never heard her from her the night … Continue reading

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