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Peeking Over My Shoulder

Miscellaneous quotes from current reads or past faves, as well as to-reads culled from friends' recommendations, blogs, podcasts, etc. A running answer to the question: "What're you reading?"

Currently reading

The Dante Club
Matthew Pearl
The Famished Road
Ben Okri
Kingdom Come
J.G. Ballard
The City and the City
China Miéville
Open City: A Novel
Teju Cole
The Slippage: A Novel
Ben Greenman
Please Step Back
Ben Greenman
Blindness / Seeing
José Saramago, Giovanni Pontiero (Translator), Margaret Jull Costa (Translator)
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Matthew Pearl
J.G. Ballard
China Miéville
Teju Cole
Ben Greenman
Ben Greenman
José Saramago, Giovanni Pontiero (Translator), Margaret Jull Costa (Translator)
September 2013
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BookLikes Reading Challenge: Peeking Over My Shoulder wants to read 42 books in 2013.
Peeking Over My Shoulder has read 1 book(s) out of 42 books in
2013 Reading Challenge
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""He saw something small and dark just off the riverbank, something that seemed to give off heat although the water was cold. ..."
Please Step Back - Ben Greenman
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August 2011
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reviewed: Pets, The
I read about this book on a book blog (Nancy Pearl?) and was able to order it through our wonderful library system from who k...
Pets, The - Bragi Olafsson
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July 2011
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reviewed: The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicles Series #1)
Being the only one among my friends, acquaintances or all those I see posting online who cannot get into the George R.R. Mart...
The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss
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November 2010
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December 2009
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reviewed: The Man in the Maze (Avon SF, V2262)
Aside from the blatant sexism infused throughout this novel, I really really enjoyed the main plot of the story and the three...
The Man in the Maze - Robert Silverberg
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August 2009
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August 2008
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reviewed: Glimmering
I will probably just return this to the library unfinished - I've gotten to the stage of jumping ahead and looking for the pa...
Glimmering - Elizabeth Hand
April 2008
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December 2007
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reviewed: Gabriel's Story
1870 - American West - young boys and their journey... Except this isn't your usual Western tale with romanticized cowboys an...
Gabriel's Story - David Anthony Durham
reviewed: Voices (Annals of the Western Shore, #2)
I'm enjoying Le Guin's writing style - it's been many years since I've read anything by her. She has a wonderful ear for wor...
Voices (Annals of the Western Shore, #2) - Ursula K. Le Guin
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December 2007
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November 2007
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reviewed: The Reluctant Fundamentalist: A Novel
Everything about this novel is a metaphor - some aspects more obvious than others. This novel was not very long at all but i...
The Reluctant Fundamentalist - Mohsin Hamid
reviewed: The Torment of Others: A Novel
This story was very well crafted and I couldn't put it down...But it is, by its very nature, extremely freaky. The descripti...
The Torment of Others - Val McDermid
reviewed: A Mango-Shaped Space
This story was captivating almost from the get go. Initially, the main character and her annoying siblings seem to be withou...
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reviewed: Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders
These stories were mostly all a delight to listen to - there were a few of them, however, that were sheer divinity. Just so ...
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