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Veronica
U.S.
I read. A lot.
Interests: reading, teaching, writing, movies, reading
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The Book Reader has moved to parnassusreads.com. Hope to see you there! Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2011 at The Book Reader
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Because of how many books are being published these days, one of the challenges I find as a reader is trying to figure out what to read. I have worked at several bookstores over the past decade, but currently do not. When you are outside of that loop, it can... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2011 at The Book Reader
I am still, unfortunately, waiting on my Goodreads First Read copy of Margaret Atwood's new book, In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination. I'm about to contact them and see if they can tell me what is going on with it. Hopefully I'll be able to give a review... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2011 at The Book Reader
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As the title suggest, this is the second book of the Inheritance Trilogy (not that Inheritance trilogy). As middle books go, this one is fairly good. There were times where the narrative felt too choppy and things didn't quite seem to mesh well. Working with extended dramatic irony can be... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2011 at The Book Reader
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This book was quite good. It had engaging characters, a fast-paced plot, and was generally thoroughly enjoyable. The basic outline of the story is that after a thousand years of oppression by a ruler claiming to be an immortal piece of god, a group of well-trained, expert thieves led by... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2011 at The Book Reader
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Sometime after midnight, I received an email letting me know that I had won a First Reads copy of Margaret Atwood's new book, In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination. I am so excited for this book! Atwood has long been one of the top writers of our time,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2011 at The Book Reader
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Something amazing is happening on the 25th of this month. Not only is Haruki Murakami's new novel, 1Q84 being published, so is Peter Nadas's Parallel Stories, which I've been waiting for for almost 3 years now (the wait hasn't been as long for Murakami's new book, but anything new from... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2011 at The Book Reader
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Oct 19, 2011
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Oct 19, 2011
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I just received Catherynne Valente's book, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making in the mail today. It's a young adult novel, but I'm terribly excited to read it. I've read both volumes of the adult fantasy duo The Orphan's Tales, which is a different... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2011 at The Book Reader
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This is, hands down, one of the most frightening books I have ever read. I cannot recommend it highly enough. Although it is set in the near future, one can already see the beginnings of the dominant mentality presented in this book in our own society. What Atwood describes in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2011 at The Book Reader
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I first picked this up mainly based on the cover; I am one of those people who judge books by their covers, and this book's cover is lovely and intriguing. I am happy to say that the book did its cover justice. The world is fully realized and well described;... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2011 at The Book Reader
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I read this book in one sitting. It is quickly paced and highly readable, both of which are good qualities for a novel to have, generally. Unless you want readers to linger over passages, to actually experience a character's existential horror at discovering she has been turned entirely red for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2011 at The Book Reader
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