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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 »

June in Review

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Books Acquired: The Ode Less Travelled by Stephen Fry We Stand On Guard by Brian K. Vaughan I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett Books Read: Gentlemen of the Road by Michael Chabon Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant by Tony Cliff Quiet by Susan Cain How… Read more »

May in Review

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Books Acquired: Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell Tooth and Nail by Ian Rankin Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer The Simple Art of Murder by Raymond Chandler How To Eat: The Pleasures and Principles of Good Food by Nigella Lawson My Little French Kitchen by Rachel Khoo Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant by Tony Cliff Side Effects by Woody Allen Getting… Read more »

April in Review

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Books Acquired: Dilbert and the Way of the Weasel by Scott Adams Exiles on Asperus by John Wyndham Blankets by Craig Thompson The Sentimentalists by Johanna Skibsrud Gentlemen of the Road by Michael Chabon Amsterdam by Ian McEwan The Massacre Of Glencoe by John Buchan I’m a Stranger Here Myself by Bill Bryson The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood So,… Read more »

March in Review

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Books Acquired: The Tragedy of Mister Morn by Vladimir Nabokov Books Read: The Last Colony (Old Man’s War #3) by John Scalzi Golden Son (Red Rising #2) by Pierce Brown The Sculptor by Scott McCloud Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher I really enjoyed everything I read in March. Two were sequels to novels I love, so those aren’t too much… Read more »