Good For You Oates

During my interview with Kelly (which you should check out because it was really fun) and a recent conversation with Tom and Bookish, my affection for the books of Joyce Carol Oates came up. That made me realize that I had a couple of her books in my “to review” list. Blonde is a fictionalized…

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30 DoB Day 14: Favorite Book Of Favorite Writer

While I had to put some thought into deciding who was my favorite author – deciding on Joyce Carol Oates – coming up with the answer to Day 14 of the 30 Days of Books was actually pretty easy. Day 14: Favorite Book of Favorite Writer The Mulvaney family was an upper middle class (maybe…

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30 DoB, Day 13: Favorite Author

The next question in the 30 Days of Books list is a pretty high stakes one: Day 13 – Your favorite writer I mean, other than “Favorite Book” does it get any bigger than that for a reader?  For me, I think this has to be an author that has consistently produced material that I have…

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Booking Through Monday?? Another Book Meme

Kelly had a good meme this weekend and I thought I'd give it a shot. 1) What author do you own the most books by? That’s a good question and I’m not sure of the answer.  Probably Joyce Carol Oates.  Stephen King is probably second. 2) What book do you own the most copies of?…

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Booking Through Thursday — 5 for Favorites

BTT was a meme this week: 1. Do you have a favorite author? Yes.  I have to say that my favorite author is probably Joyce Carol Oates.  Though rarely uplifting, I think she captures the “grey” in life as well as the things in peoples’ private hearts – their fears, hopes, lusts, disappointments and even…

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2007 Favorites — Books

One great thing about having spent the entire year on vox (I’d started in mid-2006, man does that seem like a long time ago…) is that I was able to keep track of the books that I read last year.  22.  Not bad, a little less than previous years I think.  I used to read…

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QotD: Today’s Top 5 – Books

Top Five Books — this is actually pretty easy.  We were just comparing lists at work on this very topic. The Killer Angels The Killer Angels: Michael Shaara I first had to read this book in college (under duress naturally — actually the night before a history final…) but ended up really enjoying it.  A…

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QotD: Today’s Top 5 – Books

Top Five Books — this is actually pretty easy.  We were just comparing lists at work on this very topic. The Killer Angels The Killer Angels: Michael Shaara I first had to read this book in college (under duress naturally — actually the night before a history final…) but ended up really enjoying it.  A…

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