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The Frivolous Reader

My impressions of books and other vague attempts at writing

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From a painting, a story

A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline (audiobook) I thought this book was ok; not bad, not fantastic.  I don't think this was a waste of time, the story was interesting enough. Things I like about it: Rural... Continue Reading →

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Atmospheric, but….

A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain by Adrianne Harun (audiobook) This is the first book I gave up on since I started blogging.  I made a decision that if a book doesn't catch me in any... Continue Reading →

Flannery O’Connor listen-a-thon, Part 3

Wise Blood by Flannery O'Connor (audiobook) This was also narrated by Bronson Pinchot.  He is only good in short spurts, such as her short stories.  I got real tired of his narration towards the end.  At that point I stopped listening... Continue Reading →

Are all the sheriff dispatchers in literature named Ruby?

Above the Waterfall by Ron Rash (audiobook) This is not a Longmire mystery. This is not a Longmire mystery. It reads like a Longmire mystery, in a way.  Another sheriff dispatcher named Ruby with a similar attitude. No Vic though.... Continue Reading →

Flannery O’Connor listen-a-thon, part 2

Everything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O'Connor (audiobook). Bronson Pinchot reading several of these stories - Classic! What is up with the mothers in her stories? It makes me want to run away from them too. Again, there's a... Continue Reading →

Beautifully Depressing yet Hopeful

Mischling by Affinity Konar Devastatingly beautiful story on a very, very dark portion of history. Like, how can anyone write so beautifully about such tragedy? I love that it ended so hopefully though. Would have sucked if it ended on such... Continue Reading →

Flannery O’Connor listen-a-thon part 1

A Good Man Is Hard to Find by Flannery O'Connor (audiobook) This is my first read of Flannery O'Connor.  Southern literature has been intriguing me lately, and she is one of the big names out there. The more I read... Continue Reading →

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