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Searching for apartments

My main dream in life is the dream of all urban twentysomethings. It’s to live with my best friends in a too-large apartment in a hip neighborhood and have silly adventures. However, that is a difficult dream to achieve, especially in the Bay Area. Last time I lived here, I paid $650 (+$110 for parking) for a tiny […]

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Some books that you may not have heard of or perhaps didn’t know were good book

The second part of wrapping up my year’s reading is talking about all the books that were a surprise to me: the favorites that came out of nowhere. In many cases, these books were only a surprise to me, since some of them (most of them) were actually bestsellers within their categories. But still, you […]

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Ten books I read this year which are exactly as good as you think they are

Normally, I divide my year-end book list into two categories: books that are as good as you think they are and books that are surprisingly good. I do this just because it’d feel weird if I stood up and was like, “Hey, I read this amazing book. It’s called Anna Karenina! Have you heard of it?!?!” […]

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Reading statistics for the first eleven months of 2014

I felt this year like I didn’t read that many books, but it turns out that I read almost exactly as many books (and put in almost exactly as many hours of reading time) as I had by this time last year. So I guess I’m pretty much holding steady on that. In total, I […]

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The start of Wrap-Up season!

It is december, which means that I will spend the month obsessively cataloguing my year in an event that I call “Wrap-Up Season.” Be prepared. (Previous Wrap-Up Seasons: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

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