the earth laughs in flowers.

There isn’t much to say other than the world is hurting right now. Everything has been turned upside down and it feels like we’re living in a fog. Whenever I have felt uncertainty or uneasiness, I turn to reading. My mind feels relief as I read and escape to some other reality. Don’t get me […]

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red at the bone review.

Red At The Bone by Jacqueline Woodson is a deep look into the past of a family and every part that has led to the moment that the book opens with. Melody is 16 and having her coming of age ceremony. As her family watches her, they all begin to reflect on how their lives […]

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where i was from review.

It’s no secret that Joan Didion is one of my all time favorite authors. She has been inspiring me for years with her writing. It had been some time since I read one of her works, so I decided to change that. Where I Was From is a nod to Didion’s homeland, California. It is […]

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the carrying review.

Ada Limon has done it again. I’ve had poetry that has left a strong impression on me, but this collection cut me to my core. Limon is a master of making you feel. I re-read numerous poems because I couldn’t get over the way she captured emotion. I reviewed bright dead things a few months […]

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bird by bird review.

Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott is a book that beautifully captures what it means to be a writer. It is a lot of frustration and feeling like you should just give up. It is also incredibly satisfying to craft stories and know this is exactly what you were meant to do. I turned to […]

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valentine’s day.

Happy Valentine’s Day bookworms! I hope your day includes some sweet treats and love. Love shows itself in an array of ways. Romance, friendships, family relationships, and most importantly: self-love. So let’s celebrate love today in whatever way we can. Here are a few poems that reflect the theme of love in many aspects. Enjoy […]

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outline review.

This is not a novel. Well, it is, but it would be better described as a collection of conversations. Outline by Rachel Cusk is a story of an English woman traveling to Greece to teach a writing course. Along the way she records every interaction she experiences from her neighbor on the plane to her […]

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