Shrew and Snail

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October 2017



Happy Friday! An 18,000 acre ranch where you can hunt exotic game and also fire an M4 Sherman tank in a shooting range made to look like a Nazi-occupied French town. Ah, Texas. Zadie Smith interviewed George Saunders for Interview Magazine in February. His great American novel Lincoln in the  ...

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Friday Folderol

  A few fun links. A genius Halloween costume from The Red Balloon, which was a film but also was made into a book, which I had when I was little. The Texas Teen Book Festival is this weekend in Austin! (Yes, life continues outside ACL).  Check out the schedule. The most wanted kids’  ...

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#T5W: Books Featuring Witches

I’m trying something new this week: Top 5 Wednesday! Books featuring witches is the topic this week.  Like everyone else in America, I am happy for it to be October. I will read about witches any ol’ day but it feels so right to read witchy books in the Fall. I made a point of not  ...

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Books Reviews

Review: Manhattan Beach

After Anna Kerrigan’s gangster father disappears, she comes of age during WWII and begins a career as a diver working on warships but her father’s seedy legacy lingers on in her life. Jennifer Egan’s Visit From the Goon Squad was a masterpiece in entangled stories. Manhattan  ...

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