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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storyteller: 100 poem letters review.

Sadly, we have reached the end of national poetry month. I am so glad that I chose to delve into this series because it opened my reading realm. Before starting this I was truly intimidated by poetry. I didn’t believe I was smart or savvy enough to comprehend it. Now I know I was wrong. […]

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something bright, then holes // bluets review.

Today is all about the great Maggie Nelson. I decided to make this post about both of her poetry collections, because there aren’t enough days left in April to do individual posts. (Math clearly isn’t my strong suit.) I have had something bright, then holes sitting on my bookshelf for far too long without reading […]

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the complete poems of anne sexton review.

From the joy and anguish of her own experience, Anne Sexton crafted poems that told truths about the inner lives of men and women. The Complete Poems was a treat to read through. Few other American poets have written so many kinds of poems, on such different subjects, while successfully capturing the attention of the […]

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is 5 review.

I found this selection in an old stack of my mom’s book collection. I never bothered to skim it, but with this series I decided to give it a try. I’m glad I did. E.E. Cummings was a master of poetry. The title comes from Cummings’s approach to writing poetry, as he explains in the […]

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