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Thoughts: Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, by Ben Fountain

I don’t remember much about the film of this one, which I must have seen in 2017, but I remember enjoying it, or at least being quite enthusiastic about the idea of reading the book it was based on. Well. … Continue reading

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Thoughts: The Walls Around Us, by Nova Ren Suma

From dense and serious to pure indulgence. Nova Ren Suma is quickly becoming one of my favourite weird authors. Her Imaginary Girls was unlike any YA spec fic I’d ever read, so everything else she’d ever written went on my … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Paper Towns, by John Green

My sister was reading this when she came over to visit, and was kind enough to pass it on when she was done. The other John Green I’ve read are An Abundance of Katherines and The Fault in Our Stars, … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging, by Louise Rennison

I don’t always put children’s books on my list, but I must confess, I stalk the Goodreads of all of my friends and I have a friend or two who received these books very kindly so I put it on … Continue reading

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Thoughts: The Casual Vacancy, by J. K. Rowling

I think this is what the cool kids call “late to the party”. We’ve had this on the shelf for a while and ever since we got it I’ve been meaning to read it. And as Spuggy got to the … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Finding Audrey, by Sophie Kinsella

And now for something completely different! Spoiler alert again. I’ve been dreading writing this one even more than Waiting for Godot. Absolutely not the fault of the book or the friend who recommended it to me.

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