the goldfinch review.

This book has been on my radar for months and finally one day I decided to get it. I had extremely unrealistic expectations that I could knock out this book in a few weeks. Oh, was I wrong. Throw in moving to a different state, starting a new job, and life in general. It took […]

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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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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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the anatomy of dreams review.

“Maybe this quietude—these small, daily pleasures—could be enough.”  Chloe Bejamin’s novel, The Anatomy of Dreams, begins at a boarding school where we meet the primary characters Sylvie and Gabe, who are dating. Throughout the early stages, Gabe confuses Sylvie with dodgy behavior and mysterious vanishings. He sneaks out of her room in the middle of […]

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