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Book Review—Between You & Me by Mary Norris

I am of two opinions of this book. One, it was a perfect book for me to read at this point in my life, being in the throes of applying for copy editing jobs, and two, that it might be … Continue reading

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Book Review—The Edge of the Sky by Roberto Trotta

I have mixed feelings about “The Edge of the Sky” by Roberto Trotta. The book is about astrophysics: planets, galaxies, dark matter, relativity, the Big Bang, etc. But it’s not your typical science book; Trotta wrote it using only the 1,000 … Continue reading

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Book Review—Without You, There Is No Us by Suki Kim

North Korea is a dark spot on a nighttime map. It is Big Brother incarnate, the squatting enemy in its fortress, and by and large, a total mystery. The constant flow of news has become monotonous and unreliable. In truth, we … Continue reading

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Book Review—The Strange Library by Haruki Kurakami

Murakami’s newest book “The Strange Library” has been called many things: odd, indulgent, incomprehensible, unfinished. But though it may indeed be all of those things, that doesn’t mean that it’s “bad.” I’ve read a few incomprehensible books before. The one … Continue reading

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Book Review—30 Days by XYZ

I aplogize for neglecting to post last month; my class and teaching schedules exploded at the same time. But I do have something for you today: a collection of sciencey poems! “30 Days” by XYZ (a biologist from England) is … Continue reading

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Book Review—At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft

Attention all Lovecraft fans; have you been struggling to get a concrete picture of what exactly Lovecraft’s alternative historical cosmos looks like? If so, read this book. “At the Mountains of Madness” was not my favorite Lovecraft story (it was … Continue reading

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Book Review—The Trip to Echo Spring by Olivia Laing

Although I enjoyed learning about the lives of some of America’s greatest authors and their relationship with drinking, I finished Olivia Laing’s “The Trip to Echo Spring” wishing that there had been a little more to it. It may have … Continue reading

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Book Review—Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Post-apocalyptic themes have been trending within the fiction world for quite awhile. Don’t get me wrong, I love me a bit of the end-of-the-world, but remember when Arthur C. Clarke wrote about “electronic papers” in “2001: A Space Odyssey,” (1968) … Continue reading

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Book Review (in bulk)—Horror Horror Everywhere

It’s official: I’ve become a horror junkie. I wasn’t quite sure if it had truly happened, since I began to junk-out on horror in October and thought it may have been a pre-Halloween fad, but it’s January now and I … Continue reading

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Book Review—Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty

When I asked the information desk at the bookstore where I could find this book, the lady behind the counter replied: “Oh, what a dismal title.” Indeed. If you are like most people, you fear death. You may not think … Continue reading

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