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"Anything Is Possible" by Elizabeth Strout

Perhaps the most remarkable thing about this novel is how readable it is. I found myself having to ration out the book so that I wouldn’t consume it in a single sitting. 1,201 more words

Book Reviews

Book 7: Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

Book 7 was another book club book. Now I joined my book club because I have very particular taste in books that I tend not to stray from and it seemed like a good way to force myself into being social all while exploring books I otherwise wouldn’t have. 250 more words


"Our mothers always remain the strangest, craziest people we've ever met." (Marguerite Duras)

It’s Mother’s Day today here in the UK and in Ireland, Nigeria, Jersey, Guernsey & the Isle of Man. The shops have never been so awash with pastel bouquets; trying to find a non-twee arrangement for a woman who would think I had lost my mind if I presented her with such has proved an epic quest. 1,381 more words


Quote of the day...

Today’s quote is from ‘My Name Is Lucy Barton’.

“You are wasting time by suffering twice.” – Elizabeth Strout

I’m a really bad worrier so this is a really good one for me to remember!

Anything in Possible: Short Stories Are The Worst

I still don’t like short stories. And Elizabeth Strout’s Anything is Possible is a short story collection. It helped that characters appeared in multiple stories, and that… 189 more words


Some Library Books I've Been Reading

Hello, happy Monday! I haven’t been sharing book reviews a lot on my blog because I started them with the idea that I’d read books I  886 more words


Autobiography in Fiction

When people ask me where I get my ideas from, I tell them I use the world around me. Life is so abundant, if you can write down the actual details of the way things were and are, you hardly need anything else. 581 more words