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She Reads.12 - My 6 of 2016

Even though I’m writing this after Christmas, thanks to my twinkly Christmas tree in the corner of the room, and my fairy lights framing the mirror above the mantlepiece, it stills feels decidedly festive. 1,229 more words


Invincible Summer, You Broke Me Down

Just days ago I was on the fence about my current read, Invincible Summer by Alice Adams. At that point, I was 60% of the way through the book and feeling like the marketing team had just used the word “summer” in the title as a clever way to get on summer reading lists. 395 more words


Falling into Summer Books

A Reading Update:

Since my last update, I finished reading a book and am 60% through another. I read the second book in Jenny Han’s The Summer I Turned Pretty series called It’s Not Summer Without You in just a few days. 394 more words


This week I am on holiday and it’s been amazing! I love sea, sun, salt…everything.

Now I am not one of those people who spend their holiday getting tan, mostly because it gets so hot on the sun and because my skin is so sensitive. 220 more words

Superior Women's Novels: Alice Adams's Listening to Billie & Superior Women

In the late twentieth century, the writer Alice Adams was well-respected and widely reviewed. Her short stories were published in The New Yorker and she published 11 novels.  998 more words

Dating in Alice Adams's Superior Women & Tolstoy's War & Peace

I often think of Barbie Queen of the Prom when I think of dating. In this Monopoly-like 1961 board game, you roll the dice to acquire, among other things, a date to the prom.  767 more words