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Thoughts On... 'Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?' by Jeanette Winterson

“Why is the measure of love loss?” asks Winterson in her memoir. But “memoir” hardly seems an adequate category for this book. Oranges is emotionally effecting. 415 more words


Book collecting is an obsession, an occupation, a disease, an addiction, a fascination, an absurdity, a fate. It is not a hobby. Those who do it must do it.

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Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.
—Anne Lamott (reblogged from Books, Music, Photography, & Movies

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Rachel reviews Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson

Published in 1985 by Jeanette Winterson, the classic novel Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit hits home on a young girl coming of age and beginning to question her sexuality. 486 more words

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Jeanette Winterson

Is one of my favourite authors. I discovered her at one of the best stages of my life. When I was discovering myself. Losing my mother at the age of 9 left me with a sadness that is hard to describe. 477 more words

The Mom, The Wife, The Caregiver

The Fifty Women Challenge: 'The World and Other Places' by Jeanette Winterson **

As I was already a fan of Jeanette Winterson’s novels, I decided to try something a little different of hers for our challenge: a volume of short stories.   240 more words

Inspiration and a backlash against Realism

I read a great little article by Writers Edit on staying inspired as a writer. I agree with the author on many of her points. Though I am finding that reading ‘Art Objects’ by Jeanette Winterson is changing my perspective on books reflecting real life. 155 more words