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Holy Hell, Haruki

  As I wrote in this post, I had a nice list of books I planned to read this summer. But things ended up a little differently than planned. Here’s the low-down: I finished Adichie’s Americanah and liked it a lot. It’s not the kind of book I normally read, but a friend of mine who occasionally leads workshops in Eithopia loved it, so I thought I’d give it a try. The book made me think about race and white priviledge in a way I don’t think I ever have before. It’s smart and at times hilariously scathing; she’s definitely got…

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What I’m Reading At The Moment

Like I wrote in this post, I’m the kind of person who reads a lot of different books at the same time. At this point in my life, I don’t always finish everything I start, but this wasn’t always the case (Don’t really like, but still must finish, was once my more compulsive credo). From my list last month, I still haven’t finished Americanah, but only because I can’t find it for some reason. Once it turns up again, I’ll read the rest. H is for Hawk has been placed on pause for now, for the same reasons I mentioned; Der…

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What I’m Reading At The Moment

In my reading habits, I’m often polyamorous. Occasionally, a book is like a new, exclusive lover: I can’t wait to start reading. I happily linger in bed for hours, sucked into the story and thrilled with each turn of the page. But most of the time, I read several books at once, choosing whichever one fits my mood. Novels I always finish eventually, non-fiction and short shory collections I finish sometimes. Here’s what I’m chipping away at these days: Der Zauberberg I don’t read enough fiction in German. The first couple of years I lived in Berlin, I hit up…

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