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November 1, 2015

october book report.

The One and Only. I picked this book up from the library on a total whim because everything else that I wanted was waitlisted. I've read a lot of Emily Giffin's stuff before, and have liked most of it — apart from Baby Proof — and actually loved this one about a girl named Shea who is obsessed with football. I'm in the middle of watching Friday Night Lights on netflix, and the two coach characters reminded me of each other. There were a lot of negative reviews on goodreads, but I thought for a chick lit, quick read, it was pretty entertaining — and I don't even like football.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone. I can't tell you how many times I've read this book since my aunt gave it to me in 1997, but I still have the same UK paperback copy (and now the illustrated copy!!!) and every time I pick it up I feel like a little kid again. I notice different things every time I read it (especially since my brain unfortunately finds it easier to remember the movie version just because it's easier to watch an hour-and-a-half movie over and over than it is to spend four hours reading the book), and love rediscovering things I've forgotten about the story and the characters, in the original way J.K. Rowling imagined them. The illustrated version is SO beautiful — if you're a fan, I highly recommend. I can't wait until they're all out and can sit on a shelf together, they're amazing.

29/25 of my yearly reading goal — wayyyy ahead of the curve on that one. Gonna have to increase that for next year.

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