Category Archives: Bookworm

Bookworm: “The Girl on the Train”

Talk about a reading one-two punch. When I finished Emily St. John Mandel’s fantastic “Station Eleven,” I thought to myself, “Welp, that’ll be the best book I read in 2015.” But alas, I was wrong, wrong, wrong — because Paula Hawkins’ … Continue reading

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Bookworm: “Station Eleven”

It’s easy these days to discount dystopian-set novels because there are just so many of them, but at the same time also really relate to them because, I mean, c’mon. We’re living in a downright scary time. Ebola, racial and social … Continue reading

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Bookworm: “Outlander”

I’m a sucker for any type of historical book, and if there’s one that includes someone somehow traveling from modern times back in time, well, you just show me where to sign. I started hearing a lot about Diana Gabaldon’s “Outlander” … Continue reading

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Bookworm: “The Diary of Anais Nin Vol. 1”

On a whim, I started my first journal in the summer of 1994. I was 17, and Nikki at 17 was, I like to think, nothing short of incandescent that summer between my junior and senior year of high school. … Continue reading

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30-Day Poetry Challenge: Day 23

Day 23: Found it in the Top 20 – Make a top twenty list of your favorite records (or books, or songs, or bird calls), turn them into a list poem. The Gangs of New York
 On the Road
 Game … Continue reading

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Bookworm: “Ham on Rye”

The drinking in of Charles Bukowski’s writing continues with “Ham on Rye.”I wrote a few weeks back about blowing through “Post Office,” but I took my time with “Ham on Rye,” mostly because I didn’t want to finish it. It was … Continue reading

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Bookworm: “Post Office”

So how about I’m finally making my way through the rest of my Charles Bukowski books I bought two years ago when Borders was closing? Terrible, I know, and I have no excuse, but maybe it was the way that … Continue reading

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