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March in Review

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Books Acquired: None. Books Read: His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet The Double by Fyodor Dostoyevsky Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank Room by Emma Donoghue Company Town by Madeline Ashby Not a single book bought or stolen or conjured up this month. My favourite used book sale is only about five weeks away now, so I’m saving myself for… Read more »

February in Review

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Books Acquired: Jesting Pilate by Aldous Huxley Acceptance by Jeff VanderMeer The Magic of Reality by Richard Dawkins Books Read: The Vintage Caper by Peter Mayle Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel Gourmet Rhapsody by Muriel Barbery Ex Libris by Anne Fadiman I hadn’t heard of Jesting Pilate before, but it’s a travelogue from Aldous Huxley that details his trip through… Read more »

January in Review

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Books Acquired: Irredeemable, Vol. 3 by Mark Waid Irredeemable, Vol. 4 by Mark Waid Ayoade on Ayoade by Richard Ayoade The Photographer’s Eye by Michael Freeman Books Read: Morning Star by Pierce Brown Fool’s Quest by Robin Hobb Kaijumax, Season 1 by Zander Cannon The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark It’s been a decent start to the… Read more »

2016 in Review

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Well, that year turned out a bit differently than we all thought, didn’t it? Oh well, I guess now that we’ve rolled over to a new arbitrary calendar year EVERYTHING WILL BE FINE. Donald Trump will definitely not start a war over Twitter and all of our favourite celebrities will stop dying. I can’t wait! The Weblog Nearly six years… Read more »

December in Review

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Books Acquired: Appetites: A Cookbook by Anthony Bourdain Six Poets: Hardy to Larkin: An Anthology by Alan Bennett Zoe’s Tale by John Scalzi My Dad Wrote a Porno by Jamie Morton, Alice Levine, James Cooper, Rocky Flintstone Books Read: The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan Born a Crime by Trevor Noah The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle… Read more »

November in Review

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Books Acquired: None. Books Read: Roadside Picnic by Arkady Strugatsky Heat by Bill Buford Laughter in the Dark by Vladimir Nabokov Ballistics: Poems by Billy Collins French Milk by Lucy Knisley With the move at the end of last month finished, November in comparison was very low-key. It was actually quite nice. December is beginning to sound pretty full, so… Read more »

October in Review

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Books Acquired: Room by Emma Donoghue Sex Criminals, Volume 3: Three the Hard Way by Matt Fraction Mortality by Christopher Hitchens Plenty: Vibrant Vegetable Recipes from London’s Ottolenghi by Yotam Ottolenghi Rick Stein’s Long Weekends by Rick Stein Books Read: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen Amazonia by James Rollins… Read more »

September in Review

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Books Acquired: The Death of Bunny Munro by Nick Cave I Was the Cat by Paul Tobin Kaijumax, Season 1 by Zander Cannon The Sixth Gun, Vol. 1: Cold Dead Fingers by Cullen Bunn Something to Remember You By by Gene Wilder Fool’s Quest by Robin Hobb Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader by Anne Fadiman Authority by Jeff… Read more »

August in Review

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Books Acquired: Last Chance to See by Douglas Adams Books Read: Double Cup Love by Eddie Huang The Sea by John Banville A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving Delilah Dirk and the King’s Shilling by Tony Cliff I’m still on the book-buying ban until our pilgrimage to Powell’s Books is completed and our luggage is filled with goodies,… Read more »

July in Review

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Books Acquired: Delilah Dirk and the King’s Shilling by Tony Cliff Books Read: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams Poems That Make Grown Men Cry by Anthony Holden, Ben Holden The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann We Stand On Guard by Brian K. Vaughan My plan for… Read more »