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: 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: 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: Little Bee

Every time I think I'm going to make some headway on my book pile, which I've started compiling electronically thanks to GoodReads.com, someone at work leaves a new book on my desk. I'm not really complaining-- I've read some pretty incredible novels thanks to input from fellow bookies at work, the latest being Chris Cleave's …

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Literary Travels: The Angel’s Game and The Shadow of the Wind

I have been flying through reading material lately. Now that I'm back into my 5 a.m. weekday workout routine, I have more time in the evenings to enjoy dinner and make some serious headway on my book pile. I'm thinking about blogging my forays in literature on my workplace's site with some of the other …

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Literary Travels: A Year in the World

I am struggling to make my way through the last few chapters of A Year in the World by Frances Mayes that my friend loaned me several months ago. She thought the cover looked "cool" and bought it, but quickly handed it off to me, complaining that she was having to look up every other …

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