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review 2020-05-31 18:54
Dear Life ★★★★☆
Dear Life: Stories - Alice Munro

I don't think I could do this book of short stories justice with a review. Munro writes stories about ordinary people in everyday situations that are a turning point in their lives. To have an affair, to stay or leave, to wait or act, to be silent or speak. She writes without any literary tricks and often at a remove from the characters, but each story still pulled at me in some way. 

 

Paperback. I discovered Munro while vacationing at a rental beach house and had finished the book I had brought with me, so was browsing the completely random selections on the bookshelves. I didn't get to read more than the first story in this collection, but it was enough to know that I needed to have a copy for myself. 

 

I read this book for Booklikesopoly 2020, lot Mountain Cabin 15: Read a book with a tree or a mountain on the cover, or read a book that features a main character who is a father. This book has a tree (or tree trunk, I guess) on the cover with a woodsy background.

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text 2020-05-29 13:55
Dear Life - pg 91/336
Dear Life: Stories - Alice Munro

She had existed and now she did not. Not at all, as if not ever. And people hurried around, as if this outrageous fact could be overcome by making sensible arrangements. He, too, obeyed the customs, signing where he was told to sign, arranging - as they said - for the remains.

 

 

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text 2020-05-28 20:28
Dear Life - pg 47/336
Dear Life: Stories - Alice Munro

Ahhh. I love Munro's ability to write a simple story about normal people in normal situations and to somehow make them so very interesting. 

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review 2019-12-26 22:30
Where Do I Begin?: Stories from a Life Lived Out Loud
Where Do I Begin?: Stories from a Life Lived Out Loud - Elvis Duran

I Picked Up This Book Because: curiosity

The Story:

I love stories of people who know their passions and go after them with all their might. Elvis has known he wanted to be in radio since he was an 8 year old sitting on his grandmother's couch and he has pursued his dream all his life.

The Random Thoughts:



The Score Card:

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4 Stars

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review 2019-08-21 00:00
Me: Stories of My Life
Me: Stories of My Life - Katharine Hepburn This book read like a conversation with a friend. One of those where wine is involved and you're reminiscing about everything you've done together. The stories aren't linear but they are compelling.
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