The Bonesetter’s Daughter

In memories that rise like wisps of ghosts, LuLing Young searches for the name of her mother, the daughter of the Famous Bonesetter from the Mouth of the Mountain. Trying to hold on to the evaporating past, she begins to write all that she can remember of her life as a girl in China. Meanwhile, …

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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

No holds barred. Wollstonecraft shoots from the hip and tells it the way she sees it. I have to say, upfront, that I have a bit of a hard time with 18th century style writing. The sentences are snake-y, and long with thoughts being separated by semicolons rather than periods. By the time I've made …

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The Masque of the Red Death

I honestly can't help but love Edgar Allan Poe. His stories are short, dark, and disturbing. Synopsis: Prince Prospero holds an elaborate party in his castle while the villagers around him are dying of a disease called the "Red Death". It is a disease marked by pain and disfigurement. His party is masked ball and …

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Shadows in the Darkness

Gwen "GiGi" Gelman, a ten year veteran of the Providence, Rhode Island vice squad, finds herself unemployed after being blamed for a routine bust that turned into a bloodbath. GiGi is used to being on her own, though, and with the help of a DA who owes her, she's scraped together enough capital to start …

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The New Year Finally Begins

These past few weeks have felt like a strange kind of limbo for me. There were (and still are) things I needed to accomplish, things I needed to take of, and things I needed to pay attention to - yet, all my tasks faded away into this odd little fog in my brain. Even reading. …

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In Which I Thought I Could Philosophize

Book: Apology by Plato I have gone through several literary phases in my life -- most of them with the youthful notion that I was a lot smarter than I really am. I downloaded this book nearly 6 years ago with the idea of teaching myself philosophy. Didn't touch it for 6 years - so, …

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Not My Genre

That being said, I'm not sure I'm right person to give any kind of review on this book. This is the synopsis from Amazon: From acclaimed Orange Prize and Guardian First Book Award finalist Samantha Harvey, a stunning novel of female friendship, betrayal, and revenge "You were going to work your way into my marriage and you …

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