autumn review.

Autumn by Ali Smith is the story of Daniel and Elisabeth and how their worlds intertwine. Daniel is 101-years-old. Elisabeth is a young woman. The setting is the United Kingdom and navigates the time directly during/after Brexit. “She likes to read, she reads all the time, and she prefers to be reading several things at […]

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bright dead things review.

Happy Halloween friends. Today is one of my favorite holidays. I love autumn in general, but something about Halloween is just so great. The pumpkin carving, apple cider, watching cute and spooky movies, decorations of ghouls and witches, and yes, eating candy corn (I know I fall in the minority on that one). In honor […]

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the seven or eight deaths of stella fortuna review.

A stunning story with a rich Italian history. The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grames was a true treat. The story is a fictionalized account of two sisters who are alive today, Stella and Tina, written by a family member. “This is the story of Mariastella Fortuna the Second, called Stella, […]

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heart berries review.

This memoir/ collection of essays was something else. I’ve never read stories that convey so much love and incredibly deep pain. This book is not one to read if you are looking for sunshine and rainbows. I finished reading this last night and wasn’t ready to let Terese Mailhot’s words go. She is an indigenous […]

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autumn playlist.

The perfect soundtrack to enjoy on a cozy fall day.

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where the crawdads sing review.

A beautiful heartbreak. That’s the best way I would describe this novel. This story has left many people divided on the side of absolutely hating it and not finishing it, or falling in love with it. I am the latter. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens is a story set during the 60s and […]

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what i read this summer.

Two books, two e-books, one poetry book, one audio book, and a smattering of literary magazines. I wish I could say that I read more this summer, but this is what I accomplished. It’s worth noting that my free time was spent reading between working as a barista, moving, starting a new writing job, and […]

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