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'The Bell Jar', Lakes, Doors and Identity

I’ve had a major dose of the flu recently and have been too busy catching up with teaching and marking missed to devote much thought to blogging. 760 more words


Outside the bell jar, looking in

I have never experienced depression. I have never suffered from anxiety, and I have never had a panic attack.

I get sad, yes. I have fears, fears which make me  1,173 more words


Crimson water

“That morning I had made a start.

I had locked myself in the bathroom, and run a tub full of warm water, and taken out a Gillette blade.

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Letters to the Universe: Don't Mind Her, She's Just Gooping (Part Two)

http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/images/754349main_butterfly_nebula_full_full.jpgThanks to a new storybook idea, a Long Distance Love Bombs line, and a Scientific American article (links at the end), I’ve been thinking a lot the last couple weeks about the whole caterpillar-morphing-into-a-butterfly thing.  1,196 more words

Beautiful Books: The Bell Jar

Oh what? A young feminist read The Bell Jar and loved it? Stop the presses! Get this girl a medal! Yeah okay, I finally decided to give this novel a read. 593 more words


The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

So I figured it was about time I read The Bell Jar. So many of my friends have so many thoughts about this book. I really enjoyed the read and found it endlessly fascinating. 1,213 more words

Abortion Rights

And Then I Finished My First Plath

This is just the week of knocking out firsts, I guess. Okay but book #21 of my year was The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath… 746 more words