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Goodreads Review: “A Christmas Memory”

A final wrap-up of the holiday season would not be complete without a Christmas reading. I actually read this last week, but wanted to wrap up my holiday writings this week by reviewing this story.  It is a retread for me, since I read it 20 years ago, but in looking for a short story that I liked and wanted to look at again, this was a nice revisit.

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Goodreads Review: “The Gift of the Magi”

I needed a quick short story with a Christmas theme to fill some downtime, and I recalled this short story from an American Literature class assignment.  It is as relevant now as it was in 1906, and shows the lengths people go to prove their love, even if it means sacrifice.

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Goodreads Review: “A&P – Lust in the Aisles”

My latest review revisits a John Updike short story I read in college.  I just wanted a quick lunchtime read.  After revisiting There Will Come Soft Rains recently, this one had popped in my head as one I wanted to try to revisit at some point.

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Goodreads Review: “The Baby-Sitters Club Mystery #22: Stacey and the Haunted Masquerade”

I actually started this book last week around Halloween, but the week got away from me.

I’m delving into the mysteries those enterprising baby-sitters get themselves entangled in.  This one has a Halloween twist!

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Goodreads Short Story Review: “There Will Come Soft Rains”

My latest review is of a cautionary tale of sorts, a story of sad truth, and one that I read twenty years ago.  It is even more impactful in audio, and I randomly decided my lunchbreak was the perfect time to listen to it, recapturing the moment we find out the brutual truth of this story’s events.

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