Category Archives: 2013

The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath (audio)

This is the third or fourth time I’ve experienced The Bell Jar, though the first time on audio. I don’t normally listen to rereads on audio if I already have a strong attachment to the book, but Jason said Maggie … Continue reading

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Protected: Untold, by Sarah Rees Brennan

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Protected: Born of Illusion, by Teri Brown

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Oddly Normal, by John Schwartz (audio)

Subtitled: One Family’s Struggle to Help Their Teenage Son Come to Terms with His Sexuality. This is a memoir about the author’s gay son, his suicide attempt at age thirteen, and the general troubles that gay people – especially gay … Continue reading

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City of Lost Dreams, by Magnus Flyte

Spoilers. The adventures continue for Sarah et al, as they search out a cure for Pollina’s illness, and Nico searches out some way to end his immortality. The book takes place mostly in Vienna this time, but with forays into … Continue reading

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Protected: To Have and Have Not, by Ernest Hemingway (audio)

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Protected: The Dark Between, by Sonia Gensler

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Cooked, by Michael Pollan (audio)

Took me forever to listen to this one because I did it over NaNoWriMo! This is Michael Pollan’s nonfiction book about cooking – the origins, the methods, etc. It’s split into four parts roughly coordinating with the four elements, so … Continue reading

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Kid Cyclone Fights the Devil, by Xavier Garza

This is a collection of folktales and creepy children’s stories out of Mexico (and out of Mexican-American communities in southern Texas). There are 14 stories in the collection, which is a bilingual collection – Spanish one direction for half the … Continue reading

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Perfect Ruin, by Lauren Destefano

Major spoilers. Young adult fantasy dystopia. Morgan lives on Internment, a floating city in the sky. Everything there is rigidly controlled, but relatively peaceful. The only problem is the Edge, which lures people to it, and often they’ll jump. Jumping … Continue reading

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