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David Mitchell’s New Book, Utopia Avenue is a Touching 1960s Pop Rock Romp

David Mitchell's latest book, Utopia Avenue, is a moving and sometimes-surreal romp with a late-1960s London pop/rock/folk band.

Fantasy Novels with Older Female Adventurers

I hit a big birthday last year and went on a solo road trip. I love reading fantasy and wanted to indulge myself with novels with an older female protagonist. How many did I find? None, really.

Rereading The Adventures of Augie March

As the first book in my TIME Magazine 100 best book reading challenge, I read The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow. Actually, I read it in 2014 and found this review in my files. I'm posting it here and moving on to the next book.


Posts about Words, Writing, Grammar and Punctuation.

Liminal Lexicon

We're putting together a glossary of nonsense words that should become real, obscure words, and fantasy creatures.


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