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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how to come alive again review.

Insightful, heartbreaking, and healing. Those are the words I would use to describe this book. How to Come Alive Again: a guide to killing your monsters, by Beth McColl came into my life at the right time. I have felt the pressures of anxiety more so than usual recently. Let me just say that it […]

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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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not in the mood review.

A collection of works that left me breathless at times. Words spun into dictum that made me think, “Did she crawl into my brain?” First and foremost: Too Much and Not in the Mood by Durga Chew-Bose is an assortment of essays exploring creative writing. The title is lended from Virginia Woolf’s A Writer’s Diary, […]

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