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Mommy, am I cult?

A former literary snob making her way back to commercial reads.

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The Silver Linings Playbook
Matthew Quick
You Should Pity Us Instead
Amy Gustine
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September 2016
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reviewed: Short chronicles for eroded Internet brains? - Choose Yourself Stories, by James Altucher
It had been months since I read my last book. Maybe internet is killing my attention span. (Quite grave for someone like me, ...
The Choose Yourself Stories - James Altucher
September 2016
17
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God, I love Daphne du Maurier. Is there any greater storyteller?
August 2016
22
reviewed: When Paris Sizzled: The 1920s Paris of Hemingway, Chanel, Cocteau, Cole Porter, Josephine Baker, and Their Friends
DNF at 30℅.This was meant to tell all about the crazy years in Paris. I always had a fascination for that period at that spec...
When Paris Sizzled: The 1920s Paris of Hemingway, Chanel, Cocteau, Cole Porter, Josephine Baker, and Their Friends - Mary McAuliffe
reviewed: When Paris Sizzled: The 1920s Paris of Hemingway, Chanel, Cocteau, Cole Porter, Josephine Baker, and Their Friends
DNF at 30℅.This was meant to tell all about the crazy years in Paris. I always had a fascination for that period at that spec...
When Paris Sizzled: The 1920s Paris of Hemingway, Chanel, Cocteau, Cole Porter, Josephine Baker, and Their Friends - Mary McAuliffe
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July 2016
20
reviewed: Simplesmente Ana
Garota descobre que é princesa, muda para um castelo. Aí conhece um bonitão que a distrata, mas como ele é gostoso, ela se in...
Simplesmente Ana - Marina Carvalho
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June 2016
19
reviewed: Dark Places
This is a whodunit whose ending I guessed in half. Tchekov's gun is taken waaay too seriously in this book, so it made it eas...
Dark Places - Gillian Flynn
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June 2016
06
reviewed: Bel Canto
Reading this book is like going on a date with someone who is perfectly appropriate, but not enticing. It has all the element...
Bel Canto - Ann Patchett
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May 2016
29
reviewed: Fairyland
So, all the good fairy tale creatures decide to move into an island to form a utopic society where there is no evil.Imagine w...
Fairyland - Ramona Ausubel
reviewed: Likeable
Great. I had the same feeling of being unlikeable, even though the author links it to her age and I'm much younger.Read it he...
Likeable - Deb Olin Unferth
reviewed: The Swan as Metaphor for Love (Electric Literature's Recommended Reading)
This short story is so tiny it would probably fit in these review.http://joylandmagazine.com/regions/los-angeles/swan-metapho...
The Swan as Metaphor for Love (Electric Literature's Recommended Reading) - Amelia Gray, Lisa Locascio
reviewed: Cheever Reads: The Swimmer
Underwhelming.
Cheever Reads: The Swimmer - John Cheever
reviewed: Girl
BEST. SHORT. "NON-STORY". EVER.It is one paragraph long. How much genius can fit in only one paragraph? Oh, God, now I have t...
Girl - Jamaica Kincaid
reviewed: Now let's consider this case
"these women don’t always have time for TV from running around as the wife-job demands, for now you will agree that four to s...
Now let's consider this case - Onyinye Ihezukwu
reviewed: The Beach Boy
This is a short story about a couple who goes on a vacation to an unnamed paradise, a Third World island where people speak E...
The Beach Boy - Ottessa Moshfegh
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