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text 2019-01-19 01:09
Reading progress update: I've read 66 out of 249 pages.
xXx: Return of Xander Cage - The Official Movie Novelization - Tim Waggoner

of course I should have made it to the movie - this book is a string of action sequences and slick dialogue - but I’m enjoying it as a novel, sandwiching it between two Golden Age British Mysteries that will make my brain work harder. this is a nice bit of relaxation - a ride - and darn if I didn’t get a rush of, uh, Adrenaline, the moment Xander returned “from the dead”. yay!

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text 2019-01-18 14:51
Reading progress update: I've read 8 out of 249 pages.
xXx: Return of Xander Cage - The Official Movie Novelization - Tim Waggoner

well, I don't expect much brain engagement here...but I love the first film, and I never made it to the sequel (featuring Xander), so I'll do a quick dash through this novelization, and be on my way.

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text 2019-01-05 01:23
Reading progress update: I've read 338 out of 403 pages.
The Sympathizer - Viet Thanh Nguyen

I’m back to loving it, after a cooling off period - this last section is really getting to me. novel wraps up at page 385, and then I have a couple of essays to read before I get to the back cover. I’m going to have to give some deep thought to how to rate this overall, later tonight...

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text 2019-01-04 14:56
Reading progress update: I've read 263 out of 403 pages.
The Sympathizer - Viet Thanh Nguyen

so, I may finish it tonight - if not, certainly tomorrah. I don't think this is a 5 star book for me, no matter what Awards it scooped up - I was a bit higher on it in the earlier stages - but it has given me a lot to think about, it is funny at times, and as Spy novels go it's certainly unique.

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text 2019-01-04 00:56
Reading progress update: I've read 193 out of 403 pages.
The Sympathizer - Viet Thanh Nguyen

recovering, in a hideous white room, the Spy flashes back to another awful white room. movie-making has not been rewarding.

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