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Monthly Archives: July 2015

BOOK REVIEW: Super Sad True Love Story July 31, 2015

Super Sad True Love Story: A Novel by Gary Shteyngart Don’t let the title of this book fool you. You should not read it because it is super sad, or true, or a love story. You should read it because I’m guessing in about ten years, we’ll be calling Shteyngart a prophet. This book came…

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Personal Space July 26, 2015

I’ve been married now for 3,129.285 years. So it seems. Things that happened before I got married seem somewhat unreal, almost like they are memories of a movie I once saw rather than things that actually happened to me. So, needless to say, the honeymoon stage is over. Way over. My husband and I have…

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BOOK REVIEW: You Shall Know Our Velocity! July 24, 2015

You Shall Know Our Velocity by Dave Eggers This book has an odd title, which is ok, since it is kind of an odd book. It’s a profound one, though and definitely worth reading. The events in this book don’t so much happen as unravel. Information comes scattershot in the memories of the characters rather…

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Grass is Stupid July 19, 2015

I don’t know why anyone bothers watching the weather this time of year.  This is Atlanta.  This is mid-July.   I can say without any sort of doubt whatsoever, that it is going to be hot outside.  Really hot.  Convection oven hot.  And humid, with air so thick you can cut it into slices and spread…

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Review: Fowl Language Comics July 17, 2015

Usually I use this space to tell you about books I think you’ll like. This time, however, I am going to tell you about a comic strip you should read. For free. It is called “Fowl Language Comics” and you can find it by clicking here for the Facebook site and here for the ‘real’…

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Camp Grandma July 12, 2015

My Mom is not that old, considering how old I am and how old her grandchildren are. I won’t tell you how old she is, for fear that she reads this and cuts me out of the will, but suffice it to say that it has not yet been a decade since she threw herself…

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BOOK REVIEW: Killer Smile by Lisa Scottoline July 10, 2015

Killer Smile (Rosato & Associates Series) by Lisa Scottoline In this book, the protagonist, Mary DiNunzio, is a lawyer who was hired to get reparations for an Italian man who was placed in an American internment camp during WWII and ultimately committed suicide. The research in the case suddenly turns to murders, both old and…

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Bats vs. Snakes July 5, 2015

There has been a family of bats residing behind the shutters on the porch of my house on Lake Oconee for more than a year now. They don’t really bother me much. I like that they eat bugs. I like that they don’t bother anyone during the day, and during the night they look awfully…

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BOOK REVIEW: Hard Laughter July 3, 2015

Hard Laughter: A Novel by Anne Lamott Jennifer’s father, Wallace, has a brain tumor. They don’t know if it is cancerous or not, but in any event he is having brain surgery. Hard Laughter chronicles Jennifer’s life surrounding Wallace’s diagnosis, surgery, and (hopefully) recovery. Jennifer has two brothers, and they all deal with this stressful…

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