Awards & Prizes

book covers: Normal People, The Song of Achilles, The Sense of an Ending, Days Without End, The Luminaries, Lincoln in the Bardo, A God in Ruins

6 Degrees of Separation on My TBR Shelves

It’s time for another adventure in Kate’s 6 Degrees of Separation Meme from her blog, Books Are My Favourite and Best. We are given a book to start with, and from there we free associate six books. This month we begin with Sally Rooney’s best seller (and now a TV series), Normal People. I’ve had this […]

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5 “You Can’t Go Home Again” Novels

Feature image by Hermann Schmider from Pixabay Recently my husband and I traveled back to our neighboring hometowns for a family funeral. We’d been back for visits periodically, of course, but we haven’t lived there for 50 years.  Each time we visit, I feel a distinct sense of dislocation. The adage “you can’t go home

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Last Week's Links

Last Week’s Links

Here’s a short entry for this busy holiday week. In Fiction, It Was the Year of the Woman An interesting look at the bulk of novels published this year: They didn’t launch any franchises — no “girl”-titled blockbusters and probably no future Jennifer Lawrence vehicles — but collectively, they dominated a shrunken literary ecosystem. Each

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Last Week’s Links

Show Us Your Tsundoku! Loosely translated as the practice of piling up books you might never read, the Japanese word tsundoku seems to be everywhere right now. In recent months, The New York Times, the BBC, Forbes, and plenty of others have reported on the phenomenon. Here’s the feature’s subtitle: “We want to see your

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Seven Finalists for 2017 BookLife Prize Announced

Seven books—six novels and a memoir—were named finalists for the 2017 BookLife Prize. Each book was selected by an award-winning or bestselling author who served as a guest judge in one of seven genres. Source: Seven Finalists for 2017 BookLife Prize Announced

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