Literary Travels: Reading Lolita in Tehran

I always have a book in hand, but the one I just finished had me so engaged while I was reading it--and has continued to intrigue me after having finished it--that I thought it was worth some commentary. I've been reading a lot of fiction lately but Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi is an autobiography--'a …

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Local Library Love

I am ashamed to say it took me four weeks to find my local library. Well, not technically. We had passed it a couple of times driving through town handling other post-move necessities, like transferring our licenses, registering our vehicles, shopping for groceries, etc. So I had found it--I just had not visited it. Until …

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Literary Travels: Vive la France

It must have been some residual subconscious that has me reading stories from/about/taking place in France-- it seems our recent trip there was an aeon ago and not just a couple months. I won't go into lengthy reviews of my recent literary pursuits--but I did enjoy them and they were very different from one another. …

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Literary Travels: Lulu in Marrakech

I set a pretty aggressive goal on Goodreads.com for 2013 since I blew away my goals the last couple years. Unfortunately I might have been a little too aggressive--last time I checked in I'm 11 books behind reaching my goal by the end of the year. Darn wedding planning is getting in the way of …

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Literary Travels: Catching Up

Lately I've been trying to yet again come to terms with a fact of life that constantly plagues me; having to postpone one love for another. If I want to get married, I have to stop traveling and save money. If I want to have money, I have to stop sitting in my window seat …

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Literary Travels: The Good Daughter

I borrowed The Good Daughter from a friend and with her recommendation, and I was not disappointed. Given everything going on in my life right now, it took a little longer than usual for me to get through it, but that's a reflection of my availability and has nothing to do with the book's ability …

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Literary Travels: The Paris Wife

It seemed like everyone was talking about The Paris Wife by Paula McClain (who lives in Cleveland! Woot!), but I was hearing very mixed reviews. I am not a Hemingway fan so initially I was uninterested, but once I discovered there were so many differing opinions of the book, and once my friend suggested I …

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Literary Travels: Digging to America

I had never heard of  Digging to America, but my work colleague had a few she had let someone else borrow so I snagged the pile when they were returned. This one didn't seem nearly as interesting-- in summary or cover illustration-- as the other ones I grabbed, but, of course, ended up being the …

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Literary Travels: Long Way Round

I bought the book Long Way Round by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman just before Christmas so I could read about their adventures before adding the DVDs to my Netflix queue. My boyfriend was interested in both the book and television series as well, but more from the logistics and motorcycling aspect of the trip than where …

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