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Hello everyone! It has been awhile since I did a Salon post or even blog. I have been very busy this month: ran my 10km, celebrated a birthday, worked a lot, socialized, and worked out. The last week was rough as I injured myself so am resting my leg and a bunch of other silly annoying things happened. I'm glad it was done with. Yesterday, I ended it by watching the new Veronica Mars movie.…

This book was difficult to finish. I did not warm to the style and it dragged. I can not pinpoint why exactly since I love social history books. The author has a meandering style and this is usually fine for me as I myself have meandering mind. The book brushes only the tip of the matter on some subjects. Perhaps the subject matter was too broad. I did learn a couple of neat things as…

BTT this week: I read an interesting blog post from the YA author A.S. King the other day that touched on censorship—especially as it pertains to young adult books. Here’s an excerpt, but really, you should go read the whole thing because it’s fascinating: I don’t know about you, but quiet censorship freaks me out. It’s the censorship that’s spoken over tea, over lunch, at random times when we are not prepared to answer because…

This book has been on my to read this for a couple years now. It was featured in a book club show that I enjoyed and sounded intriguing. I largely forgot about it, but managed to pick it up again the last few months. The writing is dry. Very dry. It’s clipped and not overly descriptive. It takes a bit of getting use to or maybe that was because I hadn’t read a novel in…