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Nyssa's Reading Life

I like books. Well-written books, which generally excludes most YA (sorry, everybody). I edit literary fiction in my spare time, and I eat up books with great prose and no pretentiousness. I also love good speculative fiction and frequently read classics.

Currently reading

The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding from You 1st (first) edition by Pariser, Eli published by Penguin Press HC, The (2011) [Hardcover]
Progress: 131/243 pages
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July
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August 2013
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August 2013
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May 2013
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reviewed: Heresies of Nature - Margaret Blair Young
Surprisingly enough, this book was actually my first foray into Mormon literature. I mean, I've read Brandon Sanderson, but h...
Heresies of Nature - Margaret Blair Young
May 2013
25
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May 2013
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started following:
May 2013
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May 2013
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May 2013
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reviewed: Poison Study
More like 1.5 stars, but my gosh, this book was sloppy. So many different and unrelated elements to the story, a grievous mis...
Poison Study -
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April 2013
20
reviewed: God's Executioner
Meh. It was just sitting on my bookshelf, and I thought I'd give it a try. Don't judge.
God's Executioner - Roger Terry
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April 2013
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March 2013
04
reviewed: The Emperor's Soul
Probably Branderson's weakest book. Does not have the same structure of rules that he follows so well in his Mistborn Trilogy...
The Emperor's Soul - Brandon Sanderson
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February 2013
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February 2013
18
reviewed: On Moral Fiction
The first half of this book was an eye-opening perspective for an English major ensconced in literary theory for the majority...
On Moral Fiction - John Gardner
finished reading:
February 2013
10
reviewed: Henry V (Folger Shakespeare Library Series)
This is my first Shakespeare history play, and I was not disappointed. There were a few flaws with this play that detracted f...
Henry V - Paul Werstine, Barbara A. Mowat, William Shakespeare
finished reading:
February 2013
09
reviewed: Paternal Tyranny
This is a difficult book to rate because I read it not for edification or enjoyment as much as I did for historical study. Ba...
Paternal Tyranny - Arcangela Tarabotti, Letizia Panizza
finished reading:
February 2013
07
reviewed: The Aeneid (Fitzgerald translation)
I wish I had read a different translation of this poem. Fitzgerald's version, though it had good rhythm throughout, was kind ...
The Aeneid (Fitzgerald translation) -
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January 2013
27
reviewed: The Winter's Tale (The New Cambridge Shakespeare series)
What did I just read? Sorry, Shakespeare, but that was just bizarre.
The Winter's Tale (The New Cambridge Shakespeare series) -
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January 2013
17
reviewed: The Taming of the Shrew (The New Folger Library Shakespeare)
This was a weird play, certainly not my favorite of Shakespeare's comedies, which I usually don't enjoy as much as the traged...
The Taming of the Shrew - William Shakespeare
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January 2013
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January 2013
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January 2013
14
reviewed: Renegade Women: Gender, Identity, and Boundaries in the Early Modern Mediterranean
I wish there was more to this book, because by the end, I was fascinated. Dursteler did some meticulous research and presente...
Renegade Women: Gender, Identity, and Boundaries in the Early Modern Mediterranean - Eric R. Dursteler
finished reading:
December 2012
01
reviewed: The Shell Collector: Stories
I don't know what I was expecting from this book, but I wasn't expecting to like it as much as I did. I am usually wary of li...
The Shell Collector: Stories - Anthony Doerr
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