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My true loves: Wilkie Collins, Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Anais Nin, George Eliot, James Joyce, James Baldwin, George Orwell, Oscar Wilde, bell hooks, Chinua Achebe, Langston Hughes, William Shakespeare... I'm falling for : Italo Calvino, Toni Morrison, Frantz Fanon, Wole Soyinka, Ralph Ellison, Zora Neale Hurston, Albert Camus, Margaret Atwood, Somerset Maugham, Junot Diaz, A.S. Byatt... And the lists continue to grow! I will read almost anything, as long as it's well-written. I always love to expand my reading horizons.

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Orientalism
Edward W. Said
Infinite Jest
David Foster Wallace
Finnegans Wake (Trade Paperback)
James Joyce
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Edward W. Said
David Foster Wallace
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"All the female guests were huddled aghast against the walls like sheep in a storm, and the men were bewildered as to what to...
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Inspired by today's mini-road trip, I'm looking to re-read Dracula. Bram Stoker stayed in the Cruden Bay area when writing Dr...
reviewed: The Empathy Exams
“Empathy isn’t just listening, it’s asking the questions whose answers need to be listened to. Empathy requires inquiry as mu...
The Empathy Exams: Essays - Leslie Jamison
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“Do you like being a mystery?” he asked. “Are you doing this intentionally?” “Sometimes I’m a mystery to myself.” First, I...
Paris, Rue des Martyrs - Adria J. Cimino
March 2014
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A densely woven account of connected families growing and changing over the late Victorian period up until the end of WWI. By...
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I first read The Problem of Pain when I was an impressionable teenager in search of the meaning of life. How I got to C.S. Le...
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reviewed: The Golden Notebook
“I see I am falling into the self-punishing, cynical tone again. Yet how comforting this tone is, like a sort of poultice on ...
The Golden Notebook - Doris Lessing
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