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Forum: Book Corner 28 February 2018, 08:32 PM
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I picked up a graphic novel called "Incognegro"...

I picked up a graphic novel called "Incognegro" by Mat Johnson and Warren Pleece. It's inspired by the true story of Walter Francis White, former president of the NAACP and a light-skinned black man...
Forum: Book Corner 02 September 2017, 03:26 PM
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Posted By Veruca
I'm usually more of a fiction reader, but I'm...

I'm usually more of a fiction reader, but I'm almost done with American Eclipse by David Baron and I'm really enjoying it. It tells the story of a total eclipse that crossed the US in 1878, with lots...
Forum: Book Corner 24 October 2015, 12:54 AM
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Posted By Veruca
"Room" is super good! In my opinion, of course. I...

"Room" is super good! In my opinion, of course. I don't know if I'll be watching the movie, but the book is riveting.
Forum: Book Corner 05 June 2015, 06:03 AM
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Posted By Veruca
Have you read "Revival"? I finished that one...

Have you read "Revival"? I finished that one recently and loved it.
Forum: Book Corner 23 January 2015, 07:31 PM
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Posted By Veruca
A mathematics professor who is also a stand up...

A mathematics professor who is also a stand up comedian? That sounds fascinating. I may have to check that out.

I finished "Servants of the Storm" (loved it) and have moved on to "Blood Done Sign...
Forum: Book Corner 13 January 2015, 05:53 AM
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Posted By Veruca
Servants of the Storm by Delilah S. Dawson. A...

Servants of the Storm by Delilah S. Dawson. A young adult novel about battling demons (literally - and metaphorically, I guess) in Savannah, GA. It's not the kind of book I would normally read, but...
Forum: Book Corner 01 January 2015, 04:22 AM
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Posted By Veruca
Oh wow, I didn't know any of that about Lucien...

Oh wow, I didn't know any of that about Lucien Carr. Yes, I can see how that would be an awkward conversation.
Forum: Book Corner 29 December 2014, 07:18 PM
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Posted By Veruca
The Alienist by Caleb Carr. About a psychiatrist...

The Alienist by Caleb Carr. About a psychiatrist trying to catch a serial killer in 1890's New York City. Kind of like Gangs of New York meets Silence of the Lambs. Plus, Teddy Roosevelt is one of...
Forum: Book Corner 20 June 2014, 05:28 AM
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Posted By Veruca
I tried to read Jane Eyre at the insistence of a...

I tried to read Jane Eyre at the insistence of a friend. ("You'll love it! Jane is punk!") Sadly, I gave up about 2/3 of the way through and just looked up the ending on Wikipedia. The Bronte sisters...
Forum: Book Corner 17 October 2013, 12:35 PM
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Posted By Veruca
Cure the Blues - Having now read the first...

Cure the Blues - Having now read the first paragraph, I agree with you. Some of it is even quoted in the movie, IIRC.
Forum: Book Corner 16 October 2013, 03:39 AM
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Posted By Veruca
Just finished "This Is How You Lose Her," by...

Just finished "This Is How You Lose Her," by Junot Díaz. Beautifully written, as I expected it to be based on his earlier books.

I should be getting "The Haunting of Hill House" by Shirley Jackson...
Forum: Book Corner 14 October 2013, 03:40 AM
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Posted By Veruca
I just finished "Hangsaman" by Shirley Jackson,...

I just finished "Hangsaman" by Shirley Jackson, and now I'm mulling it over. The copy I have makes it sound like some kind of horror story/thriller, and I think that affected the way I read it - and...
Forum: Book Corner 21 March 2013, 06:17 PM
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Views: 556,799
Posted By Veruca
I've added Good Book to my Amazon wish list,...

I've added Good Book to my Amazon wish list, which is how I keep track of books I'd like to read in the future. Thanks, GenYus234!

I'm about halfway through Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell,...
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