Light in August

Genre: modernist, southern gothic, classic lit, american lit Setting: rural Mississippi, 1930s Pages: 507 There are some books that leave a distinct mark, and boy is this one of them. William Faulkner's novel Light in August contains a cast of characters who collectively span the full spectrum of social outcasts. Anyone who loves brutally honest social commentary on American …

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Canon

My new camera and lens came in the mail today! I'm going out this weekend to take some pictures and become familiar with it. Hopefully it isn't too ugly out. It snowed here today and I don't necessarily want to catch that grey sludgy stage of snow. Such is February.

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

Genre: Fantasy, Alternative Historical Fiction Setting: 19th century England and Europe Pages: 1006 Magic has returned to England in this novel, spurred on by the determined will of two magicians who hold very different opinions on what English magic should look like. The Good: This novel is deeply imaginative and despite its mammoth volume it maintains relatively quick …

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