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Sometimes I Feel Like A Fraud.

Last week, I read and reviewed The Bronte Plot by Katherine Reay. In reading the book and writing the review, I got to thinking. So much of the backbone of the book focuses around the lives and works of the Bronte sisters (thus the title), and while I really enjoyed reading it, I felt at such a disadvantage because I’ve never read anything by any of the Brontes.  525 more words


Exploring Gabriel Garcia Marquez through the lens of tragedy

Chronicle of a Death Foretold Review

We have a choice about how we tell sad stories; this choice creates the defining line between works which discuss a tragic happening and works that can be fundamentally defined as tragedies. 980 more words


What makes books great?

This post was inspired by Leena Norms on YouTube – Booktuber extraordinaire. Watch her video on what constitutes a great book here.

Books are versatile little creatures that mean different things to different people. 472 more words



When I think of novels that I have previously read I always find my way back to the classics. I guess it is because I spent four years in college getting a BA in English – Creative Writing and all I did was read classic novels, but for  some reason they seem to stick longer than most contemporary novels now a days. 585 more words


The Bookshop 4 Months Later...

Dear reader,

34 sales later and the bookshop is alive and kicking! I finally have my process down and things are moving much faster. The lady at the post office even recognizes me because I’ve been there quite often. 113 more words


We Real Cool By Gwendolyn Brooks

The Pool Players.
Seven at the Golden Shovel.

We real cool. We
Left school. We

Lurk late. We
Strike straight. We

Sing sin. We
Thin gin. 6 more words

Art & Literature

Out of the Bell Jar and into the Mason Jar: Considering a Literary Classic and my Teenage Years

“That’s the most depressing book.”

A tall, swim-suit sporting man shouted at me as he sauntered over to the pool’s towel stand. He clearly cross-fitted. #ThoseAbs. 1,072 more words