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2 Laugh Out Loud Books (and 4 that will make you chuckle)

I love books and stories of all kinds (well, not so much experimental meta-fiction, but that’s my failing). But what I find absolutely delicious are books that make me laugh. Not books that make me chuckle or smile appreciatively, but

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Posted in books, literary life, Rakoff

Book reviews based on my terrible memory

I’ve missed writing about books. I’ve had a stellar summer and fall, reading-wise, and it’s reignited something in me. I’m always an avid reader (which is why I married a bookstore guy—he keeps me awash in my drug of choice),

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Posted in books, literary life

I’m back (and not in a Shining way)

OK, my dahlinks, I know I’ve been remiss. But, if it’s any consolation, I have learned an important lesson about blogging: when you blog often you feel OK about writing a few cute lines of dialogue or describing your love

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Posted in books, kids, life, writing life

Just take my word

Do you have a notepad? Go get a notepad. Seriously. I’ll wait. Now write down these two things because they are going to make you very happy. 1.) Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann. It won the National

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Posted in a thing I like, books

Read Olive Kitteridge, please

Looking for a book to read this weekend? May I suggest Olive Kitteridge, the novel in stories that won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for fiction? I just finished it an hour ago and it is the most deeply human, empathetic,

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Posted in a thing I like, books