27 May 2019

I Finished Infinite Jest

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It took me 18 months and three weeks. Nearly 19 months is a long time, a tough pill to swallow for a girl nominally understood to be “one of the …

08 November 2016

The Book Club Chronicles: The Lake House

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The Book Club met to discuss The Lake House by Kate Morton. Our feelings as a group can be summed up by Patty’s comment, “I wanted to stay home from …

05 September 2016

Jane Two, a pre-Hollywood non-memoir

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Sean Patrick Flanery wrote a novel. Do you know who Sean Patrick Flanery is? Around the turn of the century, he was tied for first place as my favourite Sean …

30 August 2016

The Book Club Chronicles: Introduction

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Five women with a shared love of reading fiction came together just over a year ago. Our purpose: to enjoy the camaraderie of discussing books, to encourage the exploration of …

03 June 2015

June 2015: Award-Winners and Shakespeare Plays

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Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See Book one is this month’s selection for BU’s Core Curriculum alumni book club. We chose the book because we needed a pick …

16 January 2015

Fabi’s Top Reads of 2014

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Everyone loves lists, and at the end of the year there is no lack of Top Lists that reflect on and revamp our cultural excitement about the past twelve months. …

22 November 2014

Spending Time with The Woman Upstairs

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“How angry am I? You don’t want to know. Nobody wants to know about that.” It almost makes you regret knocking. Or was it she who knocked on your door? …

03 June 2013

The Andalucian Friend: Nope

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The press team on The Andalucian Friend is working their tails off to try and convince the general public that The Andalucian Friend is the Swedish thriller book equivalent of …

22 January 2013

Borah’s Best Books of 2012: Five Favorite Fiction

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This is pretty much straightforward. I read a lot of books this year, and a huge proportion of those books were fiction. Sometimes realistic, some fantasy, some sci-fi, and some …

07 April 2012

Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

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This is one hell of a book. Saleem, the narrator, opens by telling us (in a stuttering, halting way—a stickler for perfect accuracy, that Saleem) when he was born, that …

27 February 2012

Futureproof by N. Frank Daniels

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Futureproof is a messy, utterly debauched ride into a 90’s drug-ridden hell. And we’re not talking Baz-Luhrmann-Moulin–Rouge-opulent debauchery. This is grunge flavored—everything is dirty, scummy, gray, wearing ripped black tee …

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