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text 2019-03-20 21:35
Reading progress update: I've read 3%.
The Nix - Nathan Hill

I´m listening to this book on audio and I will add the audiobook edition later in the week. Tonight I´m just too tired to do it. But I´m tired for a good reason, because I have just come back from my local theater and a splendid perfomance of Oscar Wilde´s "The Importance of Being Earnest".

 

Anyhow, I´m not too far into the book, but so far the narrator Ari Fliakos is doing a great job in bringing the story to life. At least I don´t want to stop listening and I cannot wait too find out more about the main character Samuel, who is a college professor in literature and a MMORPG playing nerd.

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review 2019-02-10 18:52
or "People Susan Hill Has Met"
Howards End Is on the Landing: A Year of Reading from Home - Susan Hill

There were things I really liked about this book - the journey through a house full of bookcases, where many of the books Hill owns evoke memories of when and where she read them, or meeting the authors themselves. At times it feels like a who's who, but is enjoyable in spite of that. I have ordered three books on Hill's recommendations and I look forward to reading those soon. I appreciated her thoughts on reading and rereading books to get the most from them - slow reading as a skill to be relearned has much value and appeal.

 

There were things I liked less - Hill can be somewhat dismissive and derisive of certain writers, politics, social movements, people, books and technology. Many of her arguments seem somewhat circular or vague, and "the authors who I have met" parts got tiresome after a while. Some of the quotes used seemed to add little to the book and the section on "Reading for the Soul" just wasn't compelling, but perhaps that's me being equally dismissive.

 

Published at eighteen, invited to all the right parties, and mentored by very talented people it sounds as though Susan Hill's life has been rich and full. It was fascinating to get a glimpse of that. All in all I did enjoy the book. It took me years to take it off my shelf and it was worth the wait. 3.5/5*

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text 2019-02-05 04:33
DNF
Tall Dark and Cajun - Sandra Hill

Okay, I can’t do it.

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text 2019-02-04 05:12
Reading progress update: I've read 10 out of 416 pages.
Tall Dark and Cajun - Sandra Hill

Remy has a pet gator, his name is Useless, and I love him.

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text 2019-02-01 02:24
Reading progress update: I've read 0 out of 416 pages.
Tall Dark and Cajun - Sandra Hill

The buddy read has been chosen!!!!! Southern Fried Reads and I will be indulging in Tall, Dark, and Cajun by Sandra Hill. I'm so pumped, you don't even know. 

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