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My Bookshelf: February 2019 TBR

January’s TBR was a success! I am admittedly still working my way through Tiny Clumsy Things, but I’ve found I get more out of poetry when I take it slowly instead of trying to mainline it to meet a goal. That being said, I did finish Calypso by David Sedaris this month, so…

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Just Read: The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne

I really can’t say what’s gotten into me this first half of January. I thought Pachinko was going to be an endeavor, so naturally I chose to follow it up with another long novel. The Hearts Invisible Furies clocks in at 582 pages, but like Pachinko, reading it goes surprisingly quickly. This is…

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Just Read: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

The first word that comes to mind to describe Min Jin Lee’s novel Pachinko is sprawling. I say that with utmost reverence for the word: nothing about the story Lee takes the reader on feels tedious or overblown as she leads us from the tiny Korean village of Yeongdo outside of Busan…

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