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stephanieanngraves

Vellichor Afternoons

I like trip-hop, anachronism, cats, both coffee and tea, the sound of rain on a tin roof, antique keys, pop culture as a substitute for religion, theatre, photography, Oxford commas, and, of course, reading.

Currently reading

John Dies at the End
David Wong
Geek Love
Katherine Dunn
I, Lucifer
Glen Duncan
The Anglo Files: A Field Guide to the British
Sarah Lyall
An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace
Tamar Adler, Alice Waters
Craven Place
Richard Wright
Bloodroot
Amy Greene
Unfamiliar Fishes
Sarah Vowell
Academics Handbook 2nd Ed-P
The Secret History - Donna Tartt How to even begin to articulate how much I loved this novel? Some of why I loved it was circumstantial; it's set in a private college in New England, it features metatextual references to the classics, it's about smart people, there's an element of class struggle particularly within the academy setting. These are all elements that will pretty much sell me on any novel because I am just strange like that, but for them to all be wrapped up in one tidy novel alongside an incredible, well-constructed plot cinched my love. In fact, I was trying to read more slowly so as not to devour the novel.