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Dinner with the Smileys by Sarah Smiley

Kelley and I read this one for our neighborhood book club. (Since she read it some time ago, I’m not sure she’ll post about it, so I didn’t label this one “Two Dorks, One Book.”) Dinner with the Smileys: One Military Family, … Continue reading

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Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

By turns ghastly and intriguing, this nonfiction piece looks at what happens to our bodies after we die, particularly for cadavers willed to science. The realities are somewhat unsettling, but Roach treats the subject with a light, irreverent tone that … Continue reading

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Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

I’ve been reading Jenny Lawson’s hilariously funny posts over at thebloggess.com for a while now. She always cracks me up, but I hadn’t gotten around to reading her first published book Let’s Pretend This Never Happened until this week (and yes, I’m … Continue reading

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Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety by Daniel Smith

We now interrupt this Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice readalong challenge currently in progress to bring you a look at how I procrastinate when I should be getting ahead on said challenge, hanging out with my dad in the hospital, … Continue reading

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The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe

Really not sure what to say about this one. It’s a short memoir of an impromptu, two-member book club which arises when a young man tries to talk to his mother about something while accompanying her to cancer treatments. Nothing … Continue reading

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A Slave in the White House: Paul Jennings and the Madisons — Elizabeth Dowling Taylor

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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