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amymarie

the reader of books

I love England, France, Vogue, espionage, nachos, WWI, the Mitfords & naps. 

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The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris
David McCullough
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April 2014
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April 2014
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reviewed: They Found Him Dead
Georgette Heyer is a reliable comfort read. Her books are breezy, light, and uncomplicated, typically featuring a murder in a...
They Found Him Dead - Georgette Heyer
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April 2014
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reviewed: The Luminaries: A Novel
I know nothing about astrology, gold mining, or New Zealand so I was skeptical, but it was so easy to become absorbed in this...
The Luminaries - Eleanor Catton
reviewed: Wake: A Novel
This book was perfectly lovely. Unlike other, recent books set during WWI (ahem, Daughters of Mars), it didn't attempt to be ...
Wake - Anna Hope
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April 2014
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reviewed: Busman's Honeymoon: A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery with Harriet Vane
I am torn. The mystery was meh, but you don't really read Dorothy L. Sayers for the mysteries. You read because Peter and Har...
Bambi - Walt Disney Company
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April 2014
05
reviewed: Emma (Vintage Classics)
After many years of abhorring Emma Woodhouse after the first few pages, I finally committed to finishing. How could I call my...
Emma - Jane Austen
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March 2014
30
reviewed: Bleak House (Penguin Classics)
My first thought upon finishing this book was sweet, sweet relief. I finally finished it! It sat on my shelf and stared at me...
Bleak House - Charles Dickens,  Hablot Knight Browne,  Terry Eagleton,  Nicola Bradbury
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March 2014
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reviewed: Madame De Treymes and Three Novellas
I think I might like Edith Wharton's short stories better than her novels. She gives me so much anxiety -- she does the most ...
Madame de Treymes and Three Novellas - Edith Wharton, Susan Mary Alsop
reviewed: No Wind of Blame
This was a bland but soothing respite from the psychological terror that was Edith Wharton.
No Wind of Blame - Georgette Heyer
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March 2014
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reviewed: Whose Body: A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery
Better than the Five Red Herrings, but not even close to Gaudy Night. I love the Dowager Duchess.
Myocardial Metabolism - V. N. Smirnov
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March 2014
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March 2014
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reviewed: Much Ado About Nothing (Barnes & Noble Shakespeare)
Beatrice and Benedick need a sequel.
Much Ado About Nothing (Barnes & Noble Shakespeare) - David Scott Kastan, Robert S. Miola, William Shakespeare
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March 2014
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February 2014
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February 2014
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reviewed: Song of Achilles
Four stars for pulling off the miraculous feat of not making me hate Achilles. Agamemnon is still a jerk (naturally) but even...
The Song of Achilles - Madeline Miller
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February 2014
17
reviewed: Death Comes for the Archbishop (Vintage Classics)
A beautiful and quiet little book. Father Latour is a missionary priest in the relatively unsettled Southwest. Nothing much h...
Death Comes for the Archbishop - Willa Cather
reviewed: The Iliad (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
There really isn't anything else to say about the Iliad. It is brutal, infuriating, exciting, and tragic. The introduction by...
The Iliad - Homer, Bernard Knox, Robert Fagles
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February 2014
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February 2014
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reviewed: The First of July: A Novel
This book as was a quick and – despite the subject matter – light read. Unfortunately, it did not do much for me: I kept thin...
The First of July: A Novel - Elizabeth Speller
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February 2014
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February 2014
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February 2014
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January 2014
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January 2014
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reviewed: Eleanor & Park
I really liked this, but I think my reading experience suffered from the hype around this book. That being said, the characte...
Eleanor & Park - Rainbow Rowell
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