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 August 2018

Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld

By // Books

I loved Jane Austen. And I loved this modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice. It perfectly updates the story to capture all of the same themes and it made me …

03 June 2018

Two Arguments About The Goldfinch

By // Books

Since Donna Tartt’s debut, in which she was introduced to the world in an 8-page interview in Vanity Fair, she has amassed a cult of devotees. I am such a …

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

By // Books

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 …

15 June 2016

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

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Two half sisters, an ocean and a world away, give birth to two completely different dynasties. Homegoing follows these families through interwoven tales of love, heartbreak, classism, racism and the …

14 October 2015

October 2015: Relevant Reads

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Greetings, humans. We have genre variety this month to keep your reading palate happy. Two novels, two biographies, a collection of essays about America’s most famous playwright, and a collection …

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 …

30 December 2014

Curious Incident of a Mind-Blowing Play

By // Theatre (New York)

“The dog did nothing in the night-time. That was the curious incident.” -Sherlock Holmes in Silver Blaze The novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark …

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? …

04 September 2014

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

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I don’t often read classics, but when I do I’m pleasantly surprised. Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca  is the kind of classic novel that immediately appeals to me. It’s well known, …

03 September 2014

Black-and-White Circus Lost its Colorful Characters

By // Books

Sometimes, you want a little magic in your life.  Erin Morgenstern crafts a National Bestseller with her The Night Circus, chronicling a circus that arrives without warning.  Amidst the wonder …

01 September 2014

The American Heiress Relies on Loaded Allusions

By // Books

With a Cape Cod vacation ahead of me, I browsed the bookstore for an equally satisfying beach read.  My eyes caught the title: The American Heiress.  Well, this book had …

31 August 2014

The Martian by Andy Weir

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The Martian is the kind of novel that begs to be made into a movie. So it’s no surprise that the rights have reportedly been purchased. Generally, I tend to …

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