Short notes on reading, mid-July

I finally just finished my last LibraryThing Early Reviewer book, a short biography of E. M. Forster. It was quite good, and with a block of free time and in the right frame of mind, I could easily have finished it in only one or two days. Instead, it took eleven days. I’m sure it

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I was on my way to my therapy appointment on Tuesday, running late as usual, and I thought, “I wonder if I was late to my own birth.” Note to self: ask Ma when her due date was, and if I was running late then as well. My book group selected Dead Souls by Nikolai

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The book sale

The following paragraph is taken from the book Biblioholism: the Literary Addiction by Tom Raabe: The book world was also intense in those days [mid-1800s to early 1900s]. Fightsoccasionally broke out in bookstore aisles. When the English translation of The Devil on Two Sticks came out, the books were gobbled up insatiably, to the point

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