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Two Dorks, One Book: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
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Michelle says: I REALLY liked the beginning of this book. I felt like the narrator had an authentic childlike voice, the mom was likable, and their visit to the museum seemed tense and plausible. The terrorist attack was wrenching and … Continue reading

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Two Dorks, One Book: The Bear by Claire Cameron – A Publisher ARC
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Ah, shit. This one’s gonna be all nature-y and survivalish. Totally not my kind of book at all, except FREE****, so there’s that. I KNOW everyone on the internet (weird, since this is a pre-release but many have already read … Continue reading

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Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn
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Oh, man. Man, man, man. Mannnnnnnnnn. I just finished reading Gone Girl and I’m so upset that book club was cancelled this week because of the snow so I have to wait until NEXT TUESDAY to discuss it!!! So Nick’s … Continue reading

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Crap I Read Lately…and I DO mean crap.
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I’ve been slacking on my posts SOOO much, and I guess it’s time to rectify that. Sort of. I normally post a review after every book I read…however, as I am now more than just a handful behind, I’m taking … Continue reading

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Life After Life – Kate Atkinson (ARC to be published April 2nd)
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**A copy of this book was provided by the publisher. Below opinions are my own.** So first I want to say straight out that I loved Life After Life. It’s a honkin’ big book, and it’s really not my “type” … Continue reading

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Life after Life by Kate Atkinson
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So, I entered a contest for my book club a few months back which would have provided snacks and prizes for my chosen novel, The Snow Child. While I didn’t win us the goodies, we did get ten advance copies … Continue reading

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Two Dorks, One Book: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling
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Michelle says: So I read this in one evening for my neighborhood book club (the first one Kelley is going to drive up and join me for! Yay!) and found it reasonably enjoyable. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? is … Continue reading

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My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
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This is a reread for me and I distinctly remember not liking it the first time because of the ending. It was bad enough to ruin the entire novel! This time, I had some time and space to get used … Continue reading

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A Slave in the White House: Paul Jennings and the Madisons — Elizabeth Dowling Taylor
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Ugh. I hate when my book club chooses nonfiction. Not because I dislike nonfiction per se, but simply because I want my pleasure reading to be…well, pleasurable. So often, nonfiction is too much like work! I do like NF sometimes … Continue reading

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Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin
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Ok, this is another one I really tried to like. It was a book club choice and it did keep my interest, progressed fairly quickly, and would have been strongly in the ‘like’ column except for three things: the fake-ass lower Mississippi dialogue, … Continue reading

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