While Halloween has always held a coveted spot in my heart and imagination, the truth is, I used to get almost as excited for the 4thof July. It was like the summertime version of my favorite autumn day, where the rules were bent and…
Play It as It Lays by Joan Didion Final Verdict: 3.5 out of 4.0 YTD: 43 Plot/Story: 3 – Plot/Story is interesting & believable. Joan Didion’s Play It as It Lays is included in Time magazine’s “100 Best English-Language Novels from 1923 to 2005.”…
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