Archive of 2018 November

100 Book Challenge, Fiction

Book #39: The Uncommon Reader

Is it weird to review the same book twice?  I’m having that issue on the site, now that Red Hot Eyebrows has been around so long and I have some favorites I keep coming back to.  Not just favorites, but classics that deserve a re-read.  The last time I read The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett was ten years ago, back when this site was still had that new website smell.  I don’t know why the

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Book #38: 100 Cupboards

In this great big world, there are more books than I can possibly ever read, though I’m sure gonna give it a try.  I’m grateful for people out there who are digging through the piles and finding the gems.  Sarah Mackenzie, whose books I’ve reviewed here and here and whose blog I regularly read, is a pile digger and I trust her selections.  One day I was perusing the shelves at my local us

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Book #37: That Which Is Seen and That Which Is Not Seen

I took a class over the summer that had some reading assignments and one of them was an article by Frédéric Bastiat, a French economist and writer.  He believed in a free economy and invented the concept of opportunity cost, though it wasn’t coined that for another century.  He’s a pretty interesting person and the article I read by him (which I’m totally counting as a book since it was

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