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  1. The Infatuations


    August 4, 2014 by Reader's Connection

    An inmate at the Marion County Jail once told me that he didn’t want any books by Agatha Christie. I don’t think we did much Christie business at the jail,…

  2. The Quick


    July 24, 2014 by Reader's Connection

    I finished reading Lauren Owen’s novel The Quick last night, and am scanning the first 100 pages, seeking clues about the events that come later. James Norbury, raised in the…

  3. Oh, come on, Cress! Get a hold of yourself!


    July 15, 2014 by Reader's Connection

    That’s what I kept muttering while reading Michelle Huneven’s new novel Off Course. Cressida Hartley would like to have been an artist, but doesn’t have the talent. To her surprise,…

  4. What? Another Beatles Day?


    July 10, 2014 by Reader's Connection

    Global Beatles Day was sometime last month, but July 10th was the original Beatles Day, so I will now type-recite, from memory, passages from John Lennon’s In His Own Write. This is…

  5. The Buddha in the Attic at the Foundry


    July 4, 2014 by Reader's Connection

    Oh, no! It’s another picture of me, grinning outside a book discussion spot. This won’t go on all summer, I promise. You won’t have to look at me knocking back…