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Another trivia roundup

I run through trivia books like other girls run through, say, a tube of lipstick. At any given time, in between the novels I read, I thumb through five to eight trivia books simultaneously and all over the house — … Continue reading

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A Little History of the World

I enjoy trivia of all sorts, so when a friend loaned me his copy of E.H. Gombrich’s A Little History of the World, I gladly dove into many hours of fascinating reading. A Little History of the World is a … Continue reading

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Hearing Voices

I like good, strong voices in fiction. I like characters that ring true, make a distinct impression, and keep me engaged in the story. In the past week, I read The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides and The Lacemaker and the … Continue reading

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