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Murder and Mayhem

November 3rd, 2018 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Books - (Comments Off on Murder and Mayhem)

The kid and I flew to New York today, but before we left I finished a book that I started reading because I saw it on some list somewhere and ended up really enjoying. The book is called The Art of the English Murder (though I gather it’s also published under the title A Very British Murder) …
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The Word

July 13th, 2018 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Books | Personal - (Comments Off on The Word)

There was a time when I forgot how much I loved to read. As a kid I would read constantly. I would stay up late reading by nightlight, I would go to the library regularly. I spent a Saturday moving around the house in various sitting positions reading John Grisham’s The Client. We got gift …
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Too much is not enough

April 20th, 2018 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Books | Personal - (Comments Off on Too much is not enough)

I just finished reading Durga Chew-Bose’s book of essays Too Much and Not in the Mood. The book drew me in, in a way I wasn’t expecting. I’ve been reading a lot of books of essays by women, by women of colour, in the past couple of years, but this one was different. I’ve not ever …
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The Reader

November 6th, 2017 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Books - (Comments Off on The Reader)

For the past few years I have sent a goal for myself – to read 50 books between January and December. I didn’t make it in 2015 or 2016, but I also didn’t include all the readings I was doing for school in those two years. But this week I finished by 50th book of …
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In stacks, on shelves

July 16th, 2017 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Books | Personal - (Comments Off on In stacks, on shelves)

I have a very great desire right now to read all the things. I have so many books on my shelf that I want to get to. Some have been sitting there for years and some are brand new. I’m currently reading three books and I want to be reading more. I want to have …
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So, Canada celebrated 150 since since confederation last weekend. Living in the capital, this is something we’ve been talking about for YEARS and I had gotten a little tired of it all. (Especially since, in my opinion, if your going to celebrate 150 years for a whole year, at least start on July 1 and …
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Into It

June 3rd, 2017 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Books - (Comments Off on Into It)

I recently read the book Big Girl by Kelsey Miller. It was an interesting read and I saw a bit of myself in her, though she faced more extreme struggles than I did certainly. I don’t consider any part of my childhood to have been an extreme hardship. But still, we found ourselves in similar positions …
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Age 18, April 1999

March 4th, 2017 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Books | Personal - (Comments Off on Age 18, April 1999)

I have started reading a book about Columbine by Dave Cullen. I read a good review, and apparently the author has delved a bit deeper and looks at the case as more than just what was reported the day of. I remember the shooting at Columbine very well, and it hit me hard particularly, I …
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Last summer I had a goal of reading a while whack of books about politics and politicians to help me get ready for my Masters, but I planned, god laughed, etc. I ended up picking up new books for that pile from my father’s collection, some of which is still in my basement. This summer …
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I don’t often write book reviews, and I certainly don’t write them before I’ve finished a book. I first heard of Shrill by Lindy West when one of my Facebook friends mentioned it, and when I saw a copy in the store I opted to pick it up. And when I started reading it, I …
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