the lesser bohemians review.

The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride is a challenging read. Its structure is difficult to power through, almost entirely fragments/stream of consciousness, and forced me to re-read the majority of the book. It is a book filled with raw honesty about first-time love, but that seems to be the only true focus during the story. […]

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2019.

Another year has come and gone. 2019 brought the beginning of this blog and only increased my passion for reading and writing. I’m grateful for the growth I’ve experienced this past year, and cannot wait to see what 2020 brings! In 2019: I read 27 books/audiobooks, wrote 34 blog posts, had viewers from 32 countries, […]

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the secret history review.

This story has easily become one of my favorite books of all time. That’s how good it is. When I finally finished it, I was taken aback. I never wanted the world of The Secret History to end. Beauty is terror. Whatever we call beautiful, we quiver before it. Once again, I have fallen in […]

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the seven or eight deaths of stella fortuna review.

A stunning story with a rich Italian history. The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grames was a true treat. The story is a fictionalized account of two sisters who are alive today, Stella and Tina, written by a family member. “This is the story of Mariastella Fortuna the Second, called Stella, […]

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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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where the crawdads sing review.

A beautiful heartbreak. That’s the best way I would describe this novel. This story has left many people divided on the side of absolutely hating it and not finishing it, or falling in love with it. I am the latter. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens is a story set during the 60s and […]

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what i read this summer.

Two books, two e-books, one poetry book, one audio book, and a smattering of literary magazines. I wish I could say that I read more this summer, but this is what I accomplished. It’s worth noting that my free time was spent reading between working as a barista, moving, starting a new writing job, and […]

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