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Summer Reading List: Station Eleven 

 One of the many pleasures of being done with school ( for now ) is reading literature for fun once again. I took a social media poll as to what the next volume of my summer reading list should be … Continue reading

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Fall Reading List: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

Haruki Murakami has become one of my favorite contemporary authors the last couple of years. Somehow he manages to infuse his dreamy magical realism with the compulsive page turning of a mystery novel. His latest translation in English Colorless Tsukuru … Continue reading

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Summer Reading List: Capital

This book might consume the rest of my summer.

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Summer Reading List: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

I confess this blog has been woefully neglected over the last six months. Training for the US Barista Championship took up quite a bit of my already limited spare time, and I felt a greater responsibility to keep readers of … Continue reading

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Summer Reading List: The Satanic Verses

I’m trying to fit one more novel into what has been a very busy summer. The Satanic Verses is most certainly Salman Rushdies’s most famous novel, largely because it almost got him killed. The book begins with a plane exploding … Continue reading

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Silent House by Orhan Pamuk

I just pre-ordered Orhan Pamuk’s novel, Silent House, which has been translated into English for the first time.  The synopsis sounds intriguing. In an old mansion in Cennethisar, a former fishing village near Istanbul, a widow, Fatma, awaits the annual summer visit … Continue reading

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Summer Reading List: The Stranger

Somehow I neglected to blog about one of my favorite summer reads- probably because I was so engrossed in it I read it in under 24 hours (not that it’s a race or anything). The book is Albert Camus’ French existentialist … Continue reading

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