No 728 Tampa by Alissa Nutting

7/10 of March Madness I need to start by saying that I can handle an unlikeable lead character. Hell, I love an unlikeable lead character. Keith Talent, Patrick Bateman, Mrs Danvers are all great, memorable characters. Great protagonists have no need to be likeable; they just need to be compelling. A character can have a…

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Marching Through, No 731 – 729

March Madness has taken hold, so here are the last three books I’ve read in my quest to read 10 books this month. 4 to go, fingers crossed! No 731 Camilla Lackberg The Ice Princess Returning to her hometown after the funeral of her parents, writer Erica Falck finds her childhood community fractured. Her childhood…

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March Madness Midway Review

So I’m halfway through March Madness and here are a few things I’ve learned: ~ I play Temple Run 2 procrastinate too much ~ It is impossible to read while blow-drying your hair ~ it is possible to read while applying makeup but not advisable ~ having March Madness coincide with the last two episodes…

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No 733 Posh by Laura Wade

2/10 of March Madness! I’m not quite sure where to start with this one. This is the first play I’ve covered in the 746 and it won’t be the last, but I realise there will be a disconnect between talking about a play script as read and discussing a production of said play. My background…

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No 734 Run by Ann Patchett

March Madness Reads 1/10 I’ve been quiet lately. I’ve been reading. March Madness is upon me and 5 days in, I’ve managed 2 of my 10 reads. I decided to start with a book that has been on my shelf for probably well over 5 years and had been started and abandoned several times. In…

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