Margaret Drabble

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2018 Airing of Grievances: Least Favorite Books of the Year

24 Festive Tasks: Door 19 – Festivus, Task 1: It’s the annual airing of grievances!  Time to list the top 5 books that disappointed you the most this year and let us know why!   I’ve been blessed with a pretty amazing reading year in which disappointments were few and far between — so it […]

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My KYD Reads … or: Harry Potter, and What Else I read in March 2018

A big thank you to Moonlight Reader for yet another fun, inventive BookLikes game!  I had a wonderful time, while also advancing — though with decidedly fewer new reads than I’d origianlly been planning — my two main reading goals for this year (classic crime fiction and books written by women).   Harry Potter – […]

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Margaret Drabble: The Red Queen

I should have read the Crown Princess’s actual memoirs instead. Pretentious and self-centered.  Forget the book blurbs — this actually isn’t about the Lady Hyegyōng but about Margaret Drabble and the “connection” she allegedly feels with this 18th century Korean princess. In fact, only the first half of the book even focuses on the Lady […]

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