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Book Review: Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout

Elizabeth Strout makes my heart hurt.

I experienced something similar reading I Am Lucy Barton, which was my first Strout book. She has an extraordinary way of reaching deep down into your worst fears and insecurities, shoving them into every single character, and then waving them in front of your face. 510 more words

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50 Book Challenge Update

We are just over a quarter of the way through the year and I have read 15 books which I am pretty happy about. According to Goodreads.com, I am one book ahead of schedule and I have read a fair variety of books including these two which have become new favourites: 556 more words


Learning to write with Lucy Barton

In 2015 a creative writing tutor told me: “Publishers don’t want books about writing and writers; readers don’t want to read them.” In 2016, along came… 903 more words

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Reading round up - including confessions of a horrible snob (me)

I have just read two books which, to paraphrase something I read on Twitter said by some author I can’t remember, involved a people ‘running up and down ladders inside themselves’. 766 more words


My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

My Name is Lucy Barton

Elizabeth Strout (Adult Fiction)

Lucy Barton is a woman recovering from what should have been a simple operation.  During her convalescence, her mother sits by her hospital bed and the two begin to idly gossip about hometown neighbors while languishing in their own shortcomings. 58 more words

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Con esta nueva entrada me gustaría seleccionar una serie de entrevistas y discursos de diferentes autores y autoras que admiro, con la finalidad de poder conocer mejor a estas grandes figuras de las letras, figuras muy admiradas y respetadas, pero sobretodo personas con preocupaciones sobre temas relevantes y de las cuales se puede aprender mucho. 706 more words

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3 Days, 3 Quotes: Day 1

As far as I can remember, this marks the first time a fellow Blogger has invited me to participate in a Blogger Challenge.  My friend Sophia Ismaa at… 249 more words

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