Tag Archives: Mating

Recommended Books: Fiction

I’ve added to this list. I still want to do a Non-Fiction one, eventually, but … you know … time permitting. Some authors are represented multiple times here. Other authors aren’t represented at all. For no real reason. Don’t read … Continue reading

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Crossing the Kalahari

I’ve written about Norman Rush’s book Mating extensively. I will try not to repeat myself, and I’ll just link to this post and call it a day, if you’re interested to catch up. That pretty much covers my now decades-long … Continue reading

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Book Meme: Pick One

Hard to pick one answer for each. Got this from Ted. One book you’re currently reading: I am only reading one. I cannot read fiction right now. I can barely read, if you want to know the truth, but I … Continue reading

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7 Weird Reading Facts

Got this from ricki. 1. I am very sensitive to typeface. I will NOT read a book if I find the typeface grating or unfriendly. I have bad eyes, too, so a good typeface is important. Penguin Classics USED to … Continue reading

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Book Questions:

I got this from my good friend Ted . Naturally I had to go overboard and provide links (to my own blog), and I can never ever answer a question with only one choice. I refuse. What was the last … Continue reading

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The Books: “Mortals” (Norman Rush)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction Mortals by Norman Rush Years ago, on my old blog, I wrote a post called Waiting for Norman Rush and what I have written below is an edited version of that. Mortals (Rush’s follow-up book … Continue reading

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The Books: “Mating” (Norman Rush)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction Mating: A Novel by Norman Rush I don’t even know where to start. I’m scared. Someone hold me. This is one of my most important books. Definitely a desert island book. I’ve written quite a … Continue reading

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Book QA

I got this from Ted! Which book do you irrationally cringe away from reading, despite seeing only positive reviews? Strangely enough, I cringed from reading Harry Potter. Chalk it up to my contrarian nature. If there is a unanimous clarion … Continue reading

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Ten Books I Couldn’t Live Without

1. Possession – by A.S. Byatt. Like Heather I have read this book probably 4 or 5 times – I just finished it yet again, and every time I come to it – I see different things, I relate to … Continue reading

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Fiction Meme

Which fictional character frightens you the most? Cathy from East of Eden. She haunts me. I’ve written about her multiple times – usually in other contexts (here – in a post about Leslie van Houten. And here. That one started … Continue reading

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