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Ana
Charlotte, NC
Interests: Literature, books, book reviews.
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I'm moving this blog over to: anacrouch.wordpress.com Why? Because I think it provides a more robust blogging platform for free. See you over there! Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2013 at The Sugar-Coated Review
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Here are some books I have read this year: I read Tan Twan Eng's The Gift of Rain and The Garden of Evening Mists. Both books are set in Malaysia during WWII, and both are concerned with how people coped with the Japanese invasion. It seems to me (and maybe... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2013 at The Sugar-Coated Review
Recently, I've been re-reading (for about the hundredth time) a collection of poetry by the late Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai. Amichai was assigned reading during my first creative writing class ever (in college), and I can remember so clearly reading one particular poem of his, "Inside the Apple," for the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2013 at The Sugar-Coated Review
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When I haven't had enough sleep, a funny thing that happens is that I feel the complete range of human emotions every 15-20 minutes. Here I am, getting up this morning: Discussing things I need to do at work: Ordering lunch: The best/worst part about today is that a small... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2013 at The Sugar-Coated Review
It's like a tiny Game of Thrones. I hope it becomes a huge hit for The History Channel, so they can get more money and have more than 9 episodes in a season. Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2013 at The Sugar-Coated Review
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Now that Spring is well under way, I've taken up gardening again. Last year, I didn't do anything except water my plants, and I can't pretend my front yard didn't look like something a depressed second grader drew in therapy. Basically, gardening is fun if you love being outside, but... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2013 at The Sugar-Coated Review
I just want everyone to know that if I had a SPAM name, that name would be Tabitha Warpl. As I go through my 1200+ comments that I received while this blog was abandoned on hiatus, I find that SPAM names seem to be composed of the kind of first... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2013 at The Sugar-Coated Review
As a dog owner, I am often asked why my dog is barking her fluffy little head off. One time some neighbors called me late at night just to ask me that very question, except instead of asking, they were telling. And what they were telling me was that they... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2013 at The Sugar-Coated Review
For the new year, here are some modest goals: -To visit the UNC Botanical Gardens and the Congaree National Forest, when the Spring comes. -Be more intense about exercising (hahahahaha). I guess at least I'm exercising regularly? For a while there, I was really into crossfit. It's just...so much muchness.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2012 at The Sugar-Coated Review
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It's been a while since Molly stopped by to stare at you with her soulful eyes and whine at you until you feed her, and so: an update. Molly has been keeping busy this winter, in spite of the fact that I, her terrible owner, have refused to put out... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2012 at The Sugar-Coated Review
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This weekend I took a break from pretending to read Infinite Jest (a book by which I have been awed and annoyed in turn) to basically inhale something that is more my speed. This short, short novel is a coming of age story set in the French Riviera during the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2012 at The Sugar-Coated Review
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I guess it's a good day for a run in the sense that a blizzard hasn't formed like I prayed it would all day so I would have a valid excuse for skipping my run. Here are some other valid excuses for skipping a run, according to me: -A stiff... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2012 at The Sugar-Coated Review
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Did you ever read The Once and Future King when you were a kid? You SHOULD have. You didn't? Don't worry, that's why we have Wikipedia: "As King Pellinore describes it, the hunt of the beast has always been the burden of the Pellinores, and all Pellinores are in fact... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2012 at The Sugar-Coated Review
Michael K must wake up every day and say a prayer to Prince Harry, because he's basically writing sweet poetry lately. On that girl who came forward to talk about making out with Harry: "I can't with the dumbasses who got coked up at that party and didn't keep their... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2012 at The Sugar-Coated Review
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Since autumn is almost upon us, I decided to dig out my bike...oh, but I have to tell you about the little store-room off the carport. The room of doom. I don't know if you have the privilege of living in an old house. My house was built in the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2012 at The Sugar-Coated Review
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I watched "War of the Arrows" tonight, and it only took me three hours to finish it! (Movie is 2:02 long.) If there is a way to watch movies that doesn't involve reading about the Qings on Wikipedia and looking at naked pictures of Prince Harry, I don't want to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2012 at The Sugar-Coated Review
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I know piracy is not--strictly speaking--funny in any way, BUT I saw this on Gawker yesterday and I just... It is basically a comic novel waiting to happen, right? Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2012 at The Sugar-Coated Review
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Yes, I waited this long to watch "Inception". No, I didn't think it was that awesome. I should've just watched an episode of "Foyle's War," a BBC series about a man's brave attempt to never express strong emotions with his face (and WWII). You'd think I would've loved "Inception", because... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2012 at The Sugar-Coated Review
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I signed up for an online lit class on Coursera: "Fantasy and Science Fiction: the Human Mind, Our Modern World." Have you heard of this thing, Coursera? It's pretty neat. My particular class is being taught by a U of Michigan professor. Yesterday, we submitted our first essays. The way... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2012 at The Sugar-Coated Review
Ana is now following Joy
Jul 23, 2012
I'm so excited about the luck I've had lately with weekends out of town. A couple of weekends back, I went to Wilmington for the first time: it's one of the friendliest, prettiest, most comfortable little cities I've been to here in the States. This coming weekend, I'll be visiting... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2012 at The Sugar-Coated Review
I'm so excited about the luck I've had lately with weekends out of town. A couple of weekends back, I went to Wilmington for the first time: it's one of the friendliest, prettiest, most comfortable little cities I've been to here in the States. This coming weekend, I'll be visiting... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2012 at The Sugar-Coated Review
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This is for all of you who don't have a large dog who is occasionally willing to be held like a big, stupid baby. Wook at da baby! For some reason, she refuses to wear bikini bottoms in real life. Idiot. It's such an improvement. Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2012 at The Sugar-Coated Review
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Lately I've been doing a lot of armchair travelling, which is when you buy guidebooks for places, and think about going there, and then look at pictures of said places on random blogs and pretty much just delight in the possibilities. Portugal is one of the places I'd like to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2012 at The Sugar-Coated Review
Posted Jun 20, 2012 at The Sugar-Coated Review