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War and Peace Newbies Read-Along Volume I, Part III: Hélène’s boobs destroy society
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War and Peace Newbies Read-Along Volume I, Part III: Hélène’s boobs destroy society
Et bien, mes readers-along, si vous n’avez rien de mieux à faire, go to the master post for the read-along schedule and more. Was I the only one surprised that this wasn’t a “Peace” section, given that Part I was all “Peace”, and part II was all “War”? Th...
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War and Peace Newbies Read-Along Volume I, Part II: Did you get the memo?
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War and Peace Newbies Read-Along Volume I, Part II: Did you get the memo?
Et bien, mes readers-along, si vous n’avez rien de mieux à faire, go to the master post for the read-along schedule and more. THE FIRST OF THE DREADED WAR PARTS. And it was okay! Fascinating, even. As a Canadian, I’ve read plenty about World War I. I read Fifth Business in grade 11 and The ...
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War and Peace Newbies Read-Along Volume I, Part I: Welcome to the SP, bitch
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War and Peace Newbies Read-Along Volume I, Part I: Welcome to the SP, bitch
Et bien, mes readers-along, si vous n’avez rien de mieux à faire, go to the master post for the read-along schedule and more. Leading up to this read-along, I tweeted a joke about Andrei and Pierre being like Ryan and Seth of The OC – a brooding tough guy and an awkward man-child, brought t...
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War & Peace & Women
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War & Peace & Women
Et bien, mes readers-along, si vous n’avez rien de mieux à faire, go to the master post for the read-along schedule and more. Today’s the day: start reading! I tried to break you in gently by starting my first post off in French… hopefully you all remember your French as a Second Language classes...
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War and Peace Newbies Tag
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Alright, readers-along!  We’re mere weeks away from go time, and I have some questions. Respond in the comments, or, in your own post or video. Tags are very popular on Booktube, and I even made a video of my own today: Here are the questions, and my answers: Have you read (or attempted) War and ...
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War and Peace Newbies Read-Along
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War and Peace Newbies Read-Along
The rumours are true: Reading in Bed’s fourth summer read-along starts July 1, and we’re going to read War and Peace! I know what you’re thinking: “You’ve done three of these already?” (Yes, go learn everything you ever wanted to know about whales, revolutions, and inheritance law.) Also, “isn’t ...
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How to read a book every week by ignoring your responsibilities: seven tips
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How to read a book every week by ignoring your responsibilities: seven tips
Inspired by “How to read a whole damn book every week” by Kevin Nguyen, who has great bookish tweets Ever notice that most “how to read more” articles are really basic? Smug too, but that’s inevitable. The GQ article above was better than most, but let’s talk a...
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You Want it Darker?
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They’re lining up the prisoners And the guards are taking aim I struggled with some demons They were middle-class and tame I didn’t know I had permission To murder and to maim You want it darker -Leonard Cohen, “You Want it Darker” Here’s a first-world reading proble...
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Before & After Canada Reads
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Each year around this time, I take a social media break, and in 2017 it’s more extreme than usual: for the month of March, I’m not only staying away from Twitter and Facebook, but also YouTube, Instagram, Goodreads… anything with a “feed.” And this blog. I’m go...
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The Corrections: A character study
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Please welcome Meghan Hayes to #FranzeninFebruary! Meghan lives in my spiritual home of Saint John New Brunswick, and is one half of Bibliotaphs, one of my new favourite book blogs – this post in particular caught my eye. Her review of The Corrections takes a close look at each of the chara...
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