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Duplicate Keys

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I love Smiley, but this was the wrong book at the wrong time. Also? 1980 was weird. I'm glad I pretty much missed it.
The Map That Changed the World: William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology

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not as good as Professor & the Madman. But still pretty awesome. Winchester makes things that ought to be boring fascinating.
Lolita

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how Nabokov writes better in English than in Russian I will never know. But I can attest that he does. And lord, what a stylist.
White Noise

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2 1/2 stars depending on my mood. I am positive it was better back when it first came out.
Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination

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I love Helen Fielding. This book was pretty cheesy, but also pretty fantastic. I read it on the beach and kept laughing out loud and drawing attention to myself. Oops.
Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

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Read it for a book club. Nothing really to say about it.
The Black Book

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Orhan Pamuk: you are complicated, but I love you so.
The Awakening

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I'm pretty sure I read this earlier too, but I was impressed with how sweet I found it.
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life

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This book made me feel guilty. It also made me more consistent about going to the farmer's market.I was intrigued by her daughter's essays. I maybe would have liked more of them. Maybe.
Cheerful Money

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I'm all about WASPs. This book was a fascinating family history, but much less funny than I was led to believe. That's okay though.
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