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August TBR

Maybe this time I won't sabotage myself.  But I am going to dump the TBRs I failed so miserably at.  I mean, they'll be there, since I have my giant list with only like 1/3 crossed off.  But my new TBR is an independent thing.  Striking out on its own, shaking off the weight of… Continue reading August TBR

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Book Review: The Ocean at the End of the Lane

I was going to make myself read the rest of my TBR pile for June before letting myself pick up this one.  A sort of saving the best for last, having my cake, eating it, whatever.  But when I picked up my copy, I saw how little it was, and I ran my fingers over… Continue reading Book Review: The Ocean at the End of the Lane

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What would you do if you were invisible?

I've never really understood why someone would answer that question with listing a visit to the locker room or stealing stuff or what not.  But here I am reading The Invisible Man and can't help but thinking about it.  The thing is--we are who we are regardless of whether people are around. In a lot of ways,… Continue reading What would you do if you were invisible?

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Hero vs. Hero: Captain Blood vs. Archie Goodwin

Back again for our new round of hero vs hero.  Literary crush vs. literary crush.  Captain Blood has, so far, taken the win for the first two rounds. Captain Blood: once a slave then a pirate then a ... what it a governor?  Something like that, but ultimately, Captain Blood is the lover of his… Continue reading Hero vs. Hero: Captain Blood vs. Archie Goodwin

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Hero vs. Hero: Captain Blood vs. Tarzan

The last time I played this game it was Captain Blood vs. The Scarlet Pimpernel, and the winner was Captain Blood. This time we'll put Captain Blood up against the hero from a recent read.  And guess what?  Turns out I have another pulp hero in my recent reads. Tarzan! So, Tarzan predates Captain Blood… Continue reading Hero vs. Hero: Captain Blood vs. Tarzan