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May in Review

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Books Acquired: Poems by Robert Frost: A Boy’s Will; North of Boston by Robert Frost The Abbess of Crewe by Muriel Spark Conversations by César Aira The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith Bullfighting by Roddy Doyle The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy A Good Year by Peter Mayle The Elegance of the Hedgehog by… Read more »

April in Review

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Books Acquired: Get Jiro! by Anthony Bourdain Sick in the Head: Conversations About Life and Comedy by Judd Apatow Books Read: Amsterdam by Ian McEwan Shockaholic by Carrie Fisher Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel The Human Factor by Graham Greene We have the used book sale this weekend (maybe I’ve mentioned that once or twice?), and this last month they… Read more »

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 »