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I'd like to share what I know about: Books, Reading, Book Reviews, Literary Fiction, Publishing

Panty-throwing, book-loving wild woman behind The Book Lady's Blog. Reader, critic, lover of indie bookstores, National Book Critics Circle member.

reviewed The History of Love: A Novel. December 31, 2010
The History of Love: A Novel
Why oh why did I buy this book and then leave it languishing on the pile for THREE EFFING YEARS? Why?    And why didn't any of you shame me for doing so?    The …
reviewed The Secret History by Donna Tartt. December 31, 2010
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Tartt's story, about a college student who wheedles his way into an exclusive group of eccentric Greek majors at a small liberal arts college and participates in the murder (and subsequent cover-up) of …
reviewed Everything That Rises Must Converge. December 31, 2010
Everything That Rises Must Converge
This was my first experience with Flannery O'Connor, and I am irate that no one shoved it into my hands and forced me to read it sooner. I have a feeling that O'Connor would have been inescapable …
reviewed First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria. December 17, 2010
First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria: How a Peace
   Eve Brown always planned to join the Peace Corps someday, but it wasn’t until 1988, when she was in her mid-twenties, that she decided it was time for a little less conversation and …
reviewed The City & The City. December 16, 2010
The City & The City
Oh, this book! It. Is. So. Good.    Where to start?    At its core, China MiĆ©ville's The City and The City is a police procedural. But it is so much more than that. …
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posted a Quick Tip about Writers for the Red Cross. March 09, 2011
Writers for the Red Cross
   March is Red Cross Month, and in celebration of the awesomeness that is the American Red Cross, I've joined an amazing group of writers, editors, agents, and bloggers to create a fundraiser …
posted a Quick Tip about Edelweiss. January 19, 2011
If you're looking for a way to keep up with upcoming book releases without having to search a million and one different places, you need look no further than Edelweiss. It's the only book search …
posted a Quick Tip about Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War. December 12, 2010
Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War
Whether you like war books or not, give this a shot. Marlantes's writing is phenomenal, and he makes bringing a remarkably large cast of characters to life look easy.
posted a Quick Tip about Day for Night. December 12, 2010
Day for Night
Not for readers who prefer the Point A to Point B linear narrative but really quite beautiful and challenging.
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created a list. December 16, 2010
The House of Tomorrow How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe: A Novel Mr. Peanut The Singer's Gun
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December 20, 2010
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