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Chris Blocker

Literary snobbery and other thoughts by Chris Blocker

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November 2018
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A bit of light reading when I've had enough of writing.
reviewed: Review: The Girl Who Smiled Beads
From the opening pages of The Girl Who Smiled Beads, Clemantine Wamariya creates an image of being the most privileged refuge...
The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After - Clemantine Wamariya
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October 2018
24
reviewed: Review: And the Ocean Was Our Sky
Apparently this Patrick Ness guy is pretty big amongst readers of Young Adult books. This is the first time I've read any of ...
And The Ocean Was Our Sky - Patrick Ness, Rovina Cai
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reviewed: Review: Life on Mars
I was looking for a story to read my youngest when I stumbled upon Life on Mars. I'm not much for juvenile lit; I am selectiv...
Life on Mars - Jennifer Brown
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October 2018
22
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I fell in love with Rooney after reading Conversations with Friends. I’ve read a lot of good books this year, but this one ha...
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reviewed: Review: The Deptford Trilogy
The Deptford Trilogy is comprised of three books. (Go figure!) They are Fifth Business, The Manticore, and World of Wonders. ...
The Deptford Trilogy - Robertson Davies
October 2018
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reviewed: Review: Washington Black
Washington Black is an imaginative novel that crosses boundaries, boundaries that exist in the story and boundaries that tend...
Washington Black - Esi Edugyan
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September 2018
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September 2018
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Chris Blocker has completed BookLikes 2018 Reading Challenge!
Chris Blocker has read 46 book(s) out of 42 books in
2018 Reading Challenge
Completed 109.5%
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September 2018
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reviewed: Review: The Call of the Wild
When I see a dog turn a phrase far better than I can and wax philosophical about matters I've barely pondered, I can't help b...
The Call of the Wild - Jack London