normal people review.

Here is a profoundly lonely and depressing love story. Normal People follows the main characters, Marianne and Connell, through their adolescence and early 20’s. The relationship between the two is one of the most complex I’ve ever read. They are deeply flawed, with unlovable characteristics, but I could not help but feel for them. The […]

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national short story month.

While scrolling through Instagram I stumbled upon the information that it is national short story month. What better way to celebrate than sharing a few of my favorites from my bookshelf? I am very obsessed with the concept of short stories. Reading a few short stories after getting through a lengthy novel is always refreshing […]

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the source of self-regard review.

A writer’s life and work are not a gift to mankind; they are its necessity. I have heard of Toni Morrison, but never read any of her work. When I saw this book in the store I was drawn to it. I am always trying to expand my reading genres and this seemed like a […]

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bitter orange review.

But the world is a nicer place when you think everyone is telling the truth. There are no agendas, no hidden motives; no one lies for dramatic effect. As Frances Jellico lay on her death bed, she is often visited by an old friend, a vicar, who gently, but urgently, coaxes her into relaying back […]

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