the paris review fall 2019 review.

It’s no secret that The Paris Review is one of my favorite literary magazines. Every season I eagerly await the release of a new issue. I’ve found that reading The Paris Review has given me the opportunity to be exposed to a variety of authors, writing styles, and unique stories. Each issue is filled with […]

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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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sea of strangers review.

In a sea of strangers,you’ve longed to know me.Your life spent sailing to my shores. The arms that yearnto someday hold me,will ache beneaththe heavy oars. Please take your timeand take it slowly;as all you dowill run its course. And nothing elsecan take what only —was always meantas solely yours. I was in the mood […]

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getting into a reading habit.

Since starting a full-time desk job, I have noticed my reading time plummet. Not ideal for someone running a book blog/instagram. Trying to find a balance of love for reading and fitting it into a busy schedule can be tough. So I decided to write up a few ways to realistically get into a habit […]

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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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