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Stop Making Me Like You, Ted Hughes

Currently reading CROW by Ted Hughes. It’s beautiful, and terrifying, and glorious, and disgusting, and just…ugh. I love it, and I hate that I love it. 319 more words

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Me too, Sylvia. Me too.

“I desire the things which will destroy me in the end.” — Sylvia Plath

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DIARY OF AN OXYGEN THIEF

My current read is DIARY OF AN OXYGEN THIEF by Anonymous. It’s a pretty messed up book. The narrator is a mash-up of Humbert Humbert (LOLITA) and Holden Caulfield (CATCHER IN THE RYE), and if that’s not enough to terrify you, I don’t know what is. 220 more words

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AT THE LIBRARY

There is a sadness in my chest.
It doesn’t have a cause.
It doesn’t have a reason.
It just is.
But here,
the sadness is hushed. 34 more words

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THE BOOK OF STRANGE NEW THINGS

My current read is THE BOOK OF STRANGE NEW THINGS by Michel Faber. I started it yesterday, and am absolutely loving it so far. It’s one of those I-have-things-to-do-but-I-can’t-put-this-down kind of loves. 117 more words

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Oyeyemi, I Would Have Words With Thee

So, I just finished BOY, SNOW, BIRD by Helen Oyeyemi, and I’ve got some feelings that I would like to share with the class.

I want to say first that most of this book was actually pretty great. 408 more words

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Why I Only Read Literary Fiction

I only read literary fiction.

I get a lot of weird looks when I tell people this.

People call me pretentious and snobby.

People often feel that they can’t tell me about what they’re reading, because I’ll be above it, or I’ll judge the book for not being WAR AND PEACE or something. 387 more words

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