Monthly Archives: April 2017

Book haul! 

So over the last few years, my book haul philosophy for bookstores has been to look at what the bookstore itself has curated and foregrounded, and just pick up anything that seems interesting on the spot (within a set budget). … Continue reading

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Some Muslim fiction

Some Muslim fiction I’ve read recently Ayisha Malik, The Other Half of Happiness I had a tough time with this one, partially because of my expectations. I think this was a real-world reminder of something I teach in my Popular Fiction … Continue reading

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dystopian futures, difficult reads: Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road”

Some books you just shouldn’t re-read, because they were heartbreaking enough the first time. Sometimes people ask me for tips on reading more. Sometimes I tell them to remember that reading isn’t always fun. I think if you go into … Continue reading

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March round-up

Hello April! I am definitely looking forward to you. Overview I struggled with reading this month, capping out at 12 books, which is about a book every 2.5 days. I’m not exactly sure why – there was plenty of stuff I was … Continue reading

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