Bite sized reading

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last posted Sept. 17, 2017, 7:33 p.m.

32 earlier thoughts

  • Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. A re-read of this fairly short novel by one of my favourite authors. I can’t remember what prompted me to read it again — it’d been years since I read it last. I think this is the first time I recognised George and Lenny’s relationship as an abusive one.
  • What Lot’s Wife Saw by Ioanna Bourazopoulou. This had a clever premise, but the execution got a bit tedious towards the end.
  • Laughing All The Way To The Mosque by Zarqa Nawaz. Normally I can’t remember who recommended a book to me, since I don’t keep note of this and it can take a while for something to bubble its way to the top of the to-read pile. I remember this one though! It was spiralsheep, with whose writeup I’m pretty much entirely in agreement.
  • On Immunity: An Inoculation by Eula Biss. I think I’d been expecting this to be informative rather than reflective, so I wasn’t quite in the right frame of mind for it. It doesn’t so much build an argument as meander around various loosely-related trains of thought.

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