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Chris Blocker

Literary snobbery and other thoughts by Chris Blocker

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reviewed: Review: Zoo Nebraska
Zoo Nebraska is the captivating story of a zoo in Royal, Nebraska (pop.81 75 59), a town likely forever associated with the z...
Zoo Nebraska - Carson Vaughan
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May 2019
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I don't pre-order a lot of books but for The Girl in the Tower, I was prepared to make an exception - I'd first read (and ver...
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The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden is the second book in the Winternight Trilogy. Vasya finds herself in a situation wh...
reviewed: Review: The Girl in the Tower
I’ll say this, The Girl in the Tower nears perfection. The Bear and the Nightingale was a fine novel, but I felt it was layin...
The Girl in the Tower - Katherine Arden
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reviewed: Review: Bangkok Wakes to Rain
Three stories into Bangkok Wakes to Rain, I had a bad feeling about the “novel.” You see, there's been this trend in publishi...
Bangkok Wakes to Rain - Pitchaya Sudbanthad
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I can't believe April is almost gone already! I'm not close enough to finish anymore books in the next two days so might as w...
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I've just changed my settings so that the only people who can comment on my posts are people I follow. This could mean I miss...
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It's been cold and raining all day, and now it appears we have fog creeping about town, too. So, what better setting to ge...
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QUEEN MARGARET Not all these lords do vex me half so much As that proud dame, the Lord Protector's wife. She sweeps it thr...
text: Review: We Were Eight Years in Power
Essays aren't really my thing, and political essays are definitely not, so this wasn't the best choice for me.We Were Eight Y...
We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy - Ta-Nehisi Coates
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