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khleigh

K.H. Leigh's Blogstravaganza

Reader, writer, 'rithmaticker.

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The House of Mirth
Edith Wharton, Nina Bawden
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Edith Wharton, Nina Bawden
Portia Rosenberg, Susanna Clarke
August 2017
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July 2017
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reviewed: The Absence of Evelyn
I don't think there is a single character in this book who has ever made a rational decision. Anti-heroes and flawed characte...
The Absence of Evelyn - Jackie Townsend
finished reading:
July 2017
05
reviewed: Falling Leaves: The Memoir of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter
I liked this book a whole lot more until the last fifty-or-so pages. At that point, it devolved into a laundry list of percei...
Falling Leaves: The Memoir of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter - Adeline Yen Mah
finished reading:
June 2017
28
reviewed: Who Is Rich?: A Novel
Who is Rich? An insufferable dolt, mostly. Lazy, judgmental, selfish beyond words. Three hundred pages of bitching and moanin...
Who Is Rich?: A Novel - Matthew Klam
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June 2017
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April 2017
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reviewed: The Leavers: A Novel
A fish out of water tale that goes beyond the typical young adult angst, The Leavers is a moving portrait of Deming and the t...
The Leavers: A Novel - Lisa Ko
finished reading:
April 2017
21
reviewed: Norse Mythology
I was very much looking forward to this book, but I found it rather meh. I'd expected a bit more personality in the retelling...
Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman
finished reading:
April 2017
05
reviewed: The Young Widower's Handbook
Great book. What I loved most was how realistic the characters were. Hunter, the titular widower, does not treat his recently...
The Young Widower's Handbook - Tom McAllister
finished reading:
March 2017
31
reviewed: The Beauty of the Fall
If I hadn't won this in a giveaway, I don't think I could have brought myself to finish it.This is an example of a book that ...
The Beauty of the Fall - Rich Marcello
finished reading:
March 2017
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February 2017
28
reviewed: How to Be Human
If Goodreads offered the option to do half-stars, I'd give 3.5 to this book, splitting the difference between the solid 4 it ...
How to Be Human - Paula Cocozza
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February 2017
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January 2017
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January 2017
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reviewed: House of Leaves
I just finished this book moments ago, and it may be one I have to separate myself from for a while before I can articulate a...
House of Leaves - Mark Z. Danielewski
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January 2017
09
reviewed: Dark Matter: A Novel
This book could have easily gone off-track, but it manages to take you to exactly where you wanted to go.See what I did there...
Dark Matter: A Novel - Blake Crouch
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January 2017
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December 2016
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December 2016
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November 2016
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reviewed: The Light of the Fireflies
I honestly can't decide whether or not I liked this book.On the one hand, it was certainly compelling. It kept me interested ...
The Light of the Fireflies - Paul Pen, Simon Bruni
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October 2016
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August 2016
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July 2016
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July 2016
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reviewed: Maddaddam
This review (though not this rating) is for the trilogy as a whole.I liked the first book best, and the third one least. A lo...
Maddaddam - Margaret Atwood
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July 2016
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June 2016
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June 2016
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June 2016
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reviewed: Dead Souls
I wish only the complete first part of this novel had been published, because I thoroughly enjoyed it. However, I found the f...
Dead Souls - Nikolai Gogol, D.J. Hogarth
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May 2016
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April 2016
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April 2016
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reviewed: Midnight's Children
If I was reviewing this book purely on the quality of the writing, it'd be a solid five stars. It's simply astounding. But it...
Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
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