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14 Monumental Books to Read on the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

Off the Shelf commemorates 75th Anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor with an essential WWII reading list. Source: 14 Monumental Books to Read on the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor I’ve only read one book on this list, Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, since I read way more fiction than nonfiction. But I have just …

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Articles That Caught My Eye Last Week

These are the most interesting of the articles I spent time with last week. Q&A: CHRISTINE SNEED DISCUSSES HER COMPELLING STORY COLLECTION ABOUT THE LURE OF FAME In this interview fiction writer Christine Sneed, whose latest work is the story collection The Virginity of Famous Men, discusses why fame and our human flaws are good …

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Last Week’s Links

ALAN MOORE GOES (VERY VERY) BIG WITH JERUSALEM Alan Moore’s novel Jerusalem weighs in at more than 1,200 pages. Joshua Zajdman has been carrying it around for a while, and people’s questions and comments about its size have triggered him to reflect: why are “big books” perceived so differently? How long have “big books” been …

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Rich season of fiction expected this fall

Fall is the time for “big books,” whatever the page length, and some of the top fiction authors from around the world have new works coming, including Ian McEwan, Zadie Smith, Margaret Atwood, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Rabih Alameddine, Emma Donoghue, Jonathan Safran Foer and Michael Chabon. Ann Patchett, owner of Parnassus Books in Nashville, Tennessee, …

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5 Nonfiction Big Books I Loved

Related Posts: 10 Big Books I Have Read & Loved 6 Big Books I Keep Meaning to Reread 6 Big Books on My Reading List 2 Big Books That Disappointed Me Since I read a lot more fiction than nonfiction, it’s not surprising that all of my earlier Big Books lists have included only novels. …

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Books I Finished in April

11/22/63 by Stephen King Recommended Jake Epping is a 35-year-old high school English teacher in the small town of Lisbon Falls, Maine. To earn some extra money, he also teaches English to adult GED students. The only other activity in his life is moping around and lamenting the recent divorce from his short-term alcoholic wife. …

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2 Big Books That Disappointed Me

Related Posts: 10 Big Books I Have Read & Loved 6 Big Books I Keep Meaning to Reread 6 Big Books on My Reading List I’ve been writing a lot about Big Books lately. Since I no longer continue to slog through books that don’t engage me (although I’ll give a Big Book, one of …

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6 Big Books on My Reading List

Related Posts: 10 Big Books I Have Read & Loved 6 Big Books I Keep Meaning to Reread Like most of you, I have big, ambitious plans for my future reading. Here are the Big Books that currently reside on my TBR shelves. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy paperback, 1392 pages   Isn’t this …

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6 Big Books I Keep Meaning to Reread

Related Post: 10 Big Books I Have Read & Loved While scanning my bookshelves for Big Books I have read, I also found six that I have already read but want to read again. You’d think that once through a Big Book would be enough, but in fact Big Books contain so much that they …

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