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So Far, Not Good

I’m in probably the worst position an avid reader can be in right now…

I am not enjoying my current read.

If you follow along with me on… 760 more words

Brief Thoughts And Updates

race/ anonymity/ porn - Ethics and the Internet in Zadie Smith's NW

I’m starting some work on Zadie Smith this summer, specifically her novel NW (2012). It seems to me to be the first attempt by a British author to directly address what it means to use the Internet, or to communicate digitally, and to ask (if only partially) how digital forms lead to a recalibration of ethical boundaries (or an augmenting of the possible acts available to us).  1,547 more words

Book Review: Daughters of the Bride by Susan Mallery

After losing their father at a very young age, Rachel, Sienna, and Courtney are more than happy to see their mother remarry. Courtney, the youngest of the three sisters, is practically planning the entire wedding while her family thinks she is just a hotel maid. 597 more words

Reflections in a Warped Mirror: Reversed Gender Roles in The Hunger Games and Gone Girl

Warning: Spoilers!

For centuries, women have struggled against rigid, patriarchal oppression in order to earn private and societal equality. As the movement has progressed, the need for a solid definition of their role in modern society has arisen.   1,576 more words

Contemporary Literature

Book Review: All The Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr

‘Werner likes to crouch in his dormer and imagine radio waves like mile-long harp strings, bending and vibrating over Zollverein, flying through forests, through cities, through walls.’ 334 more words


Review: Here Comes the Sun

Here Comes the Sun is a brutal novel that tells the story of a family of three women that resort to desperate actions in their desire to live a better life, free from poverty and suffering.  814 more words

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