The Book of Chameleons: Jose Eduardo Agualusa

“Truth has a habit of being ambiguous... If it were exact, it wouldn’t be human.” This is my first book of the reading challenge and what a wonderful way to begin! A whimsical, lyrical story about truth and memory.  The book is set in Luanda, Angola. It is narrated by Eulalio, a gecko living in …

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The 2014 Reading Challenge

The challenge for 2014 is to widen our reading horizons. To do this, we're forming a group of readers who will, between us, attempt to read a book from nearly every country in the world. The list of countries with suggested/potential authors has been created as a Google doc. The link will be emailed to …

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Best books of 2013

I know I've already asked for this via Facebook, but we have more space here and not everyone is on FB. Respond in a post rather than in a comment on my piece. Mine are: Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail--Cheryl Strayed; Snake Ropes--Jess Richards; Thirteen Moons by Charles Frazier; The Imperfectionists--Tom Rachman; …

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