Category Archives: Anitober

Anitober concludes (for now) with Jonathan Safran Foer’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (by Jill)

This is the most recent addition to the pile of books Anita has recommended to me, and it is the reason why Anitober came to be.  A couple months ago, I was watching the movie version of Extremely Loud and … Continue reading

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Another Anitober Review: Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner (review by Jill)

My history with Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner is very similar to my history with The Life of Pi.  It was released, Anita recommended it, and I avoided it like the plague because it was about boys becoming men in … Continue reading

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Anitober Continues (finally) with Yann Martel’s Life of Pi (by Jill)

Anita recommended this book to me years and years ago, probably shortly after it came out in 2001.  There were multiple reasons why I ignored her for a while.  First, the story seemed dumb.  A boy on a lifeboat with … Continue reading

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On the road again…. Anitober begins with a review of John Steinbeck’s Travels with Charley (by Jill)

This is the first book in my “Anitober” reading challenge, in which I finally read books recommended to me by my old college roommate, Anita.  Travels with Charley was the first book I remember Anita recommending to me, sometime back … Continue reading

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It’s not October, it’s Anitober! Well, it is for Jill, at least. An introduction to Jill’s first personal reading challenge.

So I believe at one point or another I’ve mentioned that I may enjoy buying books as much (or sometimes more than) I enjoy reading them.  I literally have hundreds of books waiting to be read.  When I was younger … Continue reading

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