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Seriously, Read a Book!

Thoughts on books, often interpreted through the high-brow prism of cartoon (read: Archer) references. Wait! I had something for this...

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The Sketchnote Handbook: The Illustrated Guide to Visual Notetaking
Mike Rohde
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Oliver Burkeman
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Peter Swanson
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Nathan Yau
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Jean H. Baker, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.

Dare Me

Dare Me - Megan Abbott

Having been a busy bee at work, I am oh so behind on reviews, and Megan Abbott's Dare Me has so much great commentary out there in the ether that I can't help but feel I have little to add.


I'll lean on a bit of propositional logic to keep things brief, beginning with common misconceptions that I (if only subconsciously) have fallen prey to before:


Book A is about teenage girls Book A is for teenage girls


Use of twisted teenager trope  Creative, layered, mind-bending


Megan Abbott makes the above statements patently false. While I hope to give this the review it deserves when time allows, for now I will propose a working thesis that should be taken as praise of the highest order.


Megan Abbott : the world of teen girls :: Dennis Lehane : South Boston