Heidi Polk

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“bibliobibuli” – There are people who read too much, bibliobibuli. I know some who are constantly drunk on books, as other men are drunk on whiskey or religion. They wander through this most diverting and stimulating of worlds in a haze, seeing nothing and hearing nothing. (H.L. Mencken’s “Notebook 71,” 1956) A word after a word after a word is power. (Margaret Atwood) Book lovers are engaged with writers in a private communion that occurs in some vaporous cenacle of the mind. (Joe Queenan) Who what am I? My answer: I am the sum total of everything that went before me, of all I have been seen done, of everything done-to-me. I am everyone everything whose being-in-the-world affected was affected by mine. I am anything that happens after I’ve gone which would not have happened if I had not come. Nor am I particularly exceptional in this matter; each ‘I’, every one of the now-six-hundred-million-plus of us, contains a similar multitude. I repeat for the last time: to understand me, you’ll have to swallow a world. (Midnight’s Children, Salman Rushdie)

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    Club Dead: A Sookie Stackhouse Vampire Mystery
    Heidi Polk reviewed Club Dead: A Sookie Stackhouse Vampire Mystery, So much better than Twilight :) , and bagged+10
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    Toast: The Story of a Boy's Hunger
    Heidi Polk reviewed Toast: The Story of a Boy's Hunger, Equally humourous and bittersweet , and earned+10
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    Living Dead in Dallas: A Sookie Stackhouse Vampire Mystery
    Heidi Polk reviewed Living Dead in Dallas: A Sookie Stackhouse Vampire Mystery, Follows along nicely with Season 2 of True Blood, though there are some interesting differences , and won+10
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    Conjugal Rites
    Heidi Polk reviewed Conjugal Rites, Decent Brenda + Effie mystery; I liked it but am holding out hopes for more to come , and received+10
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    Rebecca's Tale
    Heidi Polk added "Rebecca's Tale" by Sally Beauman and bagged+3
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    The Thing Around Your Neck
    Heidi Polk reviewed The Thing Around Your Neck, Once again, Adichie proves herself an incredibly gifted writer... , and won+10
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    Find me at: www.completelynovel.com/heidipolk

    Interests reading, writing, museums, travel, jim henson, history, mythology, politics, language, astronomy, films, religions, philosophy, the vikings, the celts, tim burton, the victorians, anime, post-colonial literature, science fiction, human rights, international media, lively debates, the middle east, and Steampunk


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