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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.

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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
Past Midnight - Mara Purnhagen I'm using 2 in the goodreads-rating "it was okay" sense. There wasn't really anything to hate on in this book. The concept was interesting and the characters were nice enough, if a bit bland. It was a nice change to have a teens-at-school setting without outrageous bitchiness and douchery. Even the cheerleaders were nice! But the downside of this is that the conflicts get resolved too easily. The supposed "main" plot with the ghosts isn't developed enough and ends up feeling like a side note to Charlotte being an ordinary girl wanting to fit in and have a more normal life. I sympathized with her, but it wasn't very exciting.