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Linda Hilton

Reader, Writer, Merciless Reviewer and Incurable Romantic

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The Jews in America: The Roots, History, and Destiny of American Jews
Max I. Dimont
Progress: 17 %
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
Ibram X. Kendi
Progress: 22/750 pages
All the President's Men
Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward
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Women's Gothic and Romantic Fiction: A Reference Guide (American Popular Culture)
Kay Mussell
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The Looking-Glass Portrait
Linda Hilton
Really Neat Rocks: A casual introduction to the rocks & gems of Arizona and the lapidary arts
Linda Hilton
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Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
Jon Krakauer
The Power of Myth
Joseph Campbell, Bill Moyers
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Such a cheerful madness

The Yellow Wallpaper - Charlotte Perkins Gilman

After reading so many reviews and comments here, I ordered a free Kindle edition of The Yellow Wallpaper and read it comfortably in less than half an hour.


As depressing as it was, it didn't have the ending I anticipated once I knew she had a rope and a chair.


I could easily see this expanded into a much more gruesome novel.  At roughly 20 pages -- a very quick and easy read -- it may not have had quite the intense impact of a longer, slower, more agonizing slide into madness.