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We Are All Complete Beside Ourselves (Review, ish)

by Ivy on August 30, 2016

They say that novels are about everything, but short stories are about one thing. In that way, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves is more like a short story or novella than a novel. It’s got more than one thing to (…)

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In the middle of

by Ivy on May 1, 2016

A list of the books I’m in the middle of, in roughly the order in which I think it might be likely to finish them: Uprooted, by Naomi Novik (Update: finished. Meh.) I’m currently reading this, and will probably finish (…)

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The Week in Books

by Ivy on October 15, 2014

I’ve never been much for short story anthologies, but this past month has proved an exception, mostly because I borrowed a ton of books from my friend Ben. I finished Vampires in the Lemon Grove, an anthology of short stories by Swamplandia! (…)

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Favorite Books of 2013

by Ivy on April 17, 2014

Four months into 2014, I want to write about my favorite books of last year. Some of these books are the latest from some of my favorite authors, like Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch, Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Lowlands, and Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84. Others are books about (…)

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The March Reading List

by Ivy on April 7, 2014

After a long post-Christmas reading lull, I’m back on the horse and back to reading more books. This year, I’ve signed up for the 50 books challenge again, although last year I was about five books short (not counting audiobooks). (…)

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