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Allusion is not Illusion

You'll pry my books off my cold, dead body. By the time you shift them all I'll be flat and dessicated.

Currently reading

Winter's Tales
Karen Blixen, Isak Dinesen
Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (Penguin Classics)
Rebecca West, Christopher Hitchens
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Susanna Clarke
Already Dead
Charlie Huston
The Rings of Saturn
W.G. Sebald, Michael Hulse
Lady Audley's Secret
Mary Elizabeth Braddon, David Skilton
Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became "People" - And How You Can Fight Back
Thom Hartmann
The City, Not Long After
Pat Murphy
You Can Sketch: A Step-by-Step Guide for Absolute Beginners
Jackie Simmonds
Lonely Werewolf Girl
Martin Millar
Forbidden Fruit: A Corinna Chapman Mystery - As if the hot, windy Christmas weather weren't bad enough, Corinna attracts one colorful, crazy character after another. They range from irritating to hateful to downright insane. The schemes in this one were pretty implausible, and if you read these books too close together you start noticing a lot of repeat sentences, descriptions, and cleverness. But I like Corinna and the Insula cast, and the descriptions of delectable meals and baking make me drool every time.

Note to the illustrator: Glace cherries are candied in syrup, not dipped in chocolate.